Why do women smoke cigarettes

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Research carried out at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Granada has examined for the first time the reasons for the increase in the use of cigarettes among women in the last 50 years.

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- The use of cigarettes has become very important for women in their social interaction as they use it to relax, control body weight and facilitate social and heterosexual interaction. UGR News A study carried out at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Granada has examined, both at a quantitative and a qualitative level, the reasons for the increase in the use of cigarettes among women experienced in Spanish society during the last 50 years. One of the main conclusions of this study is that the use of cigarettes has become very important for women in order to face up to stress and anxiety, control appetite and body weight, and facilitate interaction in social relations. In that sense, they are used as a tool to get closer to men and to get in touch with them in sexual and amorous interactions. It has also been proved that women use tobacco as a sexual metaphor. Apart from this, the use of cigarettes is symbolic of power and strength when facing unbalanced situations between sexes and male dominance.

This research was conducted by Mar

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