Smoking pockets, smoking islands – work in progress with ‘hardened smokers’. Frances Thirlway PhD student Centre for Medical Humanities School for Medicine & Health Durham University Supervisors: Professor Jane Macnaughton Dr Andrew Russell Dr Sue Lewis
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Centre for Medical Humanities
School for Medicine & Health
Professor Jane Macnaughton
Dr Andrew Russell
Dr Sue Lewis
= ‘smoking islands’ (Thompson et al 2007)
‘Not fully understanding and accounting for socio-spatial disparities in smoking is...hampering tobacco control efforts’ (Poland et al 2006)
= ‘where, when and with whom’ we smoke
Pregnancy & motherhood 80
Native Americans 47
Poverty and deprivation 43
Other ethnic minority groups in US 27
Mental health 25
COPD/Cancer/Diabetes/HIV & AIDS 22
African American 21
Smoke-free/second-hand smoke 18
Armed Forces 8
UK ethnic minorities 5
= where, when and with whom
What does this study add ?
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