“It is Just Not Part of the Culture Here”: Young Adults’ Photo-narratives About Smoking, Quitting, and Healthy Lifestyles in Vancouver, Canada6 years ago 6 years ago Leave your thoughts
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). ‘It 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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