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Smoking Geographies : Space, Place and Tobacco (Paperback) (Ross Barnett & Graham Moon & Jamie Pearce &

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`The authors of this ground-breaking book have combined their substantial research expertise in the geography of smoking to produce a well-argued, accessible volume which reveals how geographical factors act and interact at international, national and local levels in smoking initiation, maintenance and cessation. This book is a must-read for researchers and policymakers in tobacco control, irrespective of their disciplinary backgrounds'

Amanda Amos, Professor of Health Promotion, University of Edinburgh, UK

`Too often we only encounter partial accounts of seemingly intractable societal problems. In this book, five experts join forces to grapple with the complex issues at the heart of tobacco availability, smoking behaviour and regulation. Their achievement is to emphatically demonstrate the potency of geography in understanding and addressing these public health issues'

Robin Kearns, Professor of Geography, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Smoking is one of the most important public health issues worldwide, and is a major determinant of preventable mortality and morbidity in developed and developing countries. Strong spatial and social inequalities exist in smoking behaviour at the international, regional and local levels, as well as between various socioeconomic groups. These differences make a significant contribution to widening health inequalities noted in recent years

Smoking Geographies provides a research-led assessment of the impact of geographical factors on smoking initiation, duration, and cessation. Using a range of different theoretical perspectives, the authors draw on the burgeoning literatures in the fields of human geography, medical sociology, public health and epidemiology that have identified place-based mechanisms associated with smoking behaviour

The contributors uncover how geography can lead us to understand not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control, providing a deeper understanding of how smoking and tobacco is `governed'. This control takes the form of legislation regarding where people may smoke, but also more subtle governance as a climate is produced in which smoking becomes `denormalised'
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: RGS-IBG Book Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Ross Barnett & Graham Moon & Jamie Pearce & Lee Thompson & Liz Twigg
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2016
TCIN: 52096136
UPC: 9781444361919
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-3944
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