[The health consequences of smoking for women at different stages of their life]

Rev Med Suisse. 2006 Jun 28;2(72):1696-700.
[Article in French]


Women who smoke underestimate the risks of smoking on their health, especially the impact of the anti-estrogenic and toxic effects of tobacco at the different stages of their life. The risk of female infertility related to tobacco is now well-proven, as is the risk of arterial and venous thrombotic event when tobacco is associated with oral contraception. Many foetal and maternal pathologies are linked to maternal smoking. Regarding post-menopausal women, smoking is associated with an increased osteoporotic and cardio-vascular risk. Doctors are at the first line to advise women and propose them help and assistance in their quit smoking process in a way adapted to their situation.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Smoking / adverse effects*
  • Smoking Cessation / methods
  • Women's Health*