Date of Defense

Fall 12-9-2004

Department

Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Linda Lumley, Gender and Health Education

Second Advisor

Matthew Estelle

Abstract

Many of the findings of studies and research concerning the effects of alcohol and tobacco have, historically, been reported without regard to gender. In 2002, the Surgeon General called for more gender-specific studies and encouraged researchers to report results for both sexes. Many people are unaware that the physiological responses to alcohol and tobacco differ by gender. Young adults may particularly benefit from this knowledge. The purpose of this thesis is to serve as a resource for educators to be considered with existing physiology curricula. Gender differences in physiological responses to alcohol and tobacco are described for each body system.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only

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