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“It is Just Not Part of the Culture Here”: Young Adults’ Photo-narratives About Smoking, Quitting, and Healthy Lifestyles in Vancouver, Canada

2013

“It is Just Not Part of the Culture Here”: Young Adults’ Photo-narratives About Smoking, Quitting, and Healthy Lifestyles in Vancouver, Canada

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In this article we consider young adults’ photo-narratives about smoking and quitting and their linkages to themes of healthy lifestyles and the culture of place in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing from a pilot study using participant-driven photography with a group of twelve young women and men ages nineteen to twenty-six, participants’ visual and narrative representations of being a smoker and the process of quitting smoking were analyzed. Findings suggest ‘healthy lifestyle’ imperatives within the Vancouver context may be productive for facilitating cessation, but may also have exclusionary effects.

Haines-Saah, R. J., Oliffe, J. L., White, C. F., & Bottorff, J. L. (2013). ‘œIt is just not part of the culture here’: Young adults’ photo-narratives about smoking, quitting, and healthy lifestyles in Vancouver, Canada. Health & Place, 22, 19-28.

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