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The World Health Organization warned today that countries will need to be much more aggressive in their attempts to stamp out smoking if they are to counter the tobacco industry's marketing techniques (WHO, 2008).
In this ethnographic investigation of an “upstream” public health program to tackle illicit tobacco, we identify various processes by which particular kinds of people—both smokers and nonsmokers—are constituted in public health policies and practice, and what effects these constructions have for...
While the prevalence of smoking in Western countries has substantially reduced following the introduction of comprehensive tobacco control programs, reduction strategies such as the introduction of smokefree legislation, media campaigns, and individual and group support for people trying to quit...
Claims made about the effectiveness of new Australian plain cigarette packaging legislation reveal key assumptions about the smoker: her/his rationality can be reached by increasingly hardhitting and/or targeted intervention. Abandoning the restrictive frame of the rational smoker returns to an...
The Canadian city of Vancouver was very early to introduce extensive smokefree legislation. Smoking has been banned in all indoor locations for well over a decade and tobacco control advocates have also recently begun to push for the expansion of such legislation into outdoor spaces in the city....
I grew up in a home where both parents smoked and I had my first cigarette at about age 13. I became a regular smoker sometime in my late teens, and at age 27 began working towards a doctoral degree in public health sciences on the topic of young women and smoking. As an active smoker entering...
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