Impact of Tobacco Control Policies on Women and Children: Key Findings and Advocacy Messages | Mar 2019 | English

Findings from an extensive ITC research project conducted for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation examining the impact of tobacco control policies on women and children point to the urgent need to strengthen and accelerate the global implementation of WHO FCTC policies. Key actions to protect women and children globally from the harms of tobacco use and exposure to SHS include the implementation of large pictorial warnings on all tobacco product packaging, restricting tobacco industry marketing to women and youth through plain/standardized packaging and comprehensive TAPS bans, reducing the affordability of tobacco products, and other strategies to curb rising use of smokeless and waterpipe tobacco.

This 6-page summary provides a brief description of the project; key facts about use of tobacco among women and children, health harms of secondhand smoke, tobacco industry marketing, and the WHO FCTC; 6 overall project conclusions; 5 action recommendations; and a list of key references.

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Appendix A: Literature Review on the Impact of Smoke-free Policies on Women

Appendix B: Literature Review on the Impact of Smoke-free Policies on Children

Appendix C: Literature Review on the Impact of Health Warnings on Women

Appendix D: Literature Review on the Impact of Plain Packaging on Women

Appendix E: Literature Review on the Impact of Health Warnings on Children

Appendix F: Literature Review on the Impact of Plain Packaging on Children

Appendix G: Literature Review on the Impact of Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship Bans on Women

Appendix H: Literature Review on the Impact of Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship Bans on Children

Appendix I: Literature Review on the Impact of Tobacco Price and Tax Policies on Women

Appendix J: Literature Review on the Impact of Tobacco Price and Tax Policies on Children

Appendix K: Analysis of Gender Differences in Impact of Smoke-free Policies, Health Warnings, and Restrictions on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship

Appendix L: Analysis of Gender Differences in the Impact of Taxation and Taxation Structure of Cigarette Consumption in 17 ITC Countries

Appendix M: Selected ITC Project Cross-Country Comparisons on Indicators of Health Warnings, Smoke-free, TAPS, and Price and Tax Policy Impact

Appendix N: GATS and GYTS Multi-Country Comparisons on Impact of Health Warnings, Smoke-free Laws, and TAPS Bans

Appendix O: Perspectives from Interviews with Tobacco Control Advocates in Asia, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil on Challenges and Opportunnities in Tobacco Control for Women and Children