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Feeny, Emma and Varghese, Cherian and Rekve, Dag (2021) Protecting women and girls from tobacco and alcohol promotion. BMJ, 374, n1516. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1516.

External website: https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n1516

Analysis: Women have traditionally consumed less tobacco and alcohol than men because social and cultural norms have stigmatised their use of these products, particularly in low and middle income countries. The combination of changing gender norms, aggressive industry marketing, and continuing population growth in low and middle income countries, however, means that without urgent action, the number of women and girls consuming tobacco and alcohol is likely to rise substantially in the coming years....


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