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Why do Women Smoke? 

Margaret Woodbridge, RGON, Plunket Cert., Tutor, NZ National Nanny Course, Manawatu Polytechnic 

Reference: Woodbridge, M. (1992).  Why do Women Smoke? Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 7(2), 14-20


This paper will examine the relationship between the dramatic increases of smoking for women while the numbers of male smokers decreases.  The powerlessness which characterises women’s relationships with all other social groups and individuals is addressed.