Web Links

Action on Women's Additions – Research and Education (AWARE) (Ontario, Canada)
Information about the STARSS (Start Thinking About Reducing Secondhand Smoke) program for pregnant and parenting women smokers and the FIRST Approach (FASD-Informed Reduced Smoking Techniques) for service providers working with women who may be affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Best Start Resource Centre (Ontario, Canada)
This Ontario-based resource centre supports health care providers with implementing health promotion programs, including tobacco reduction, for new parents. Resources include brochures, posters, and displays with information on creating a smoke-free environment.

Catching Our Breath: A Journal About Change for Women Who Smoke (Women's Health Clinic) (Canada)
Developed by and for women who want to reduce their smoking, quit smoking, understand why they smoke , and learn to relax and cope without smoking

Expecting to Quit (BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health)
Best and promising practices in smoking cessation for pregnant and post-partum women. Strategies and resources for health care providers. Digital narratives by mothers about their paths to tobacco cessation. English and French.

Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco (FACET) (University of British Columbia)
Research and resources for supporting tobacco reduction for pregnant and postpartum women and new fathers.

Fair Trade Tobacco.org
A resource on tobacco industry agriculture exploitation. Explores women's roles in tobacco production.

International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT)
INWAT is a global network of women dedicated to preventing and reducing tobacco use among women and girls, increasing women's leadership in tobacco control and improving women's status and women's health.

Jean Kilbourne
Videos, lectures, study guides, handouts, and resources for change by Jean Kilbourne, known for her work on women and advertising. Videos include: Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women, Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco, and Pack of Lies: The Advertising of Tobacco

The Nightingales Nurses
Resources for nurses to help smokers quit.

PREGNETS (Ontario, Canada)
Network for the Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke (PREGNETS). Up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care providers, an anonymous Online Discussion Board and a personalized plan for quitting or reducing smoking.

Smoke free Women (National Cancer Institute, USA)
Provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of women trying to quit smoking.

Stop Smoking - A Cessation Resource for Those Who Work With Women (Canadian Public Health Association)
A resource for health care providers. Includes a facilitator's guide for a group program and one-to-one smoking cessation interventions.

The Tobacco Atlas (American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation)
Visual overview of women and tobacco issues such as rates of smoking in women and girls, harms from smoking, and tobacco marketing.

"Voices from the field – Aboriginal women and tobacco" (Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development)
Explores the role of cultural identity and cultural content in smoking cessation interventions for Aboriginal women in Canada.

Women and Tobacco Info Pack (Smoke Free Ontario Strategy)
Explores the reasons girls and women start smoking, why they continue to smoke despite the health risks and the challenges they face when attempting to quit.

 
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