Men and women often have different reasons for smoking and experience different obstacles when attempting to quit. As researchers and health providers, it is important to pay attention to these differences in order to address existing disparities in smoking and quitting. But what are these differences exactly? And how can we address them?
In this symposium we cover a range of topics concerning sex/gender differences and issues in tobacco control, such as differences in the triggers and barriers to quit smoking and the effectiveness of national-level interventions.
Prof. dr. Gera Nagelhout, Maastricht University and IVO Research Institute - 'Sex/gender differences in triggers for thinking about quitting smoking: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Survey’
Dr. Hedwig Vos, Leiden University Medical Centre - ‘Gender differences within the barriers to smoking cessation‘
Nikita Poole, MSc, Maastricht University and IVO Research Institute - ‘How do sex, age and educational level influence the potential impact of national smoking cessation mass media campaigns? Findings from the 2008–2017 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Surveys’
Dr. Rachel O'Donnell, University of Stirling - ‘Shifting roles and expectations: The need to better engage fathers in smoke-free home interventions‘
Dr. MacKenzie Peltier, Yale University - ‘Tobacco Use Among Females: Looking Across the Menopausal Transition‘