The Smoke Ring

A Mixed Method Study

Raglan Maddox, Rachel DAVEY, Ray Lovett, Tom COCHRANE, Anke Van Der Sterren, Joan CORBETT

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Abstract

To help inform tobacco control targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Indigenous Australians) in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the research explored smoking behaviours and assessed if there is an association between social and cultural factors and smoking behaviours; and if social networks influence smoking behaviours. Results indicate a more cohesive network among the smoking and non-smoking networks when compared to the total network. The complexity of smoking and the importance of education and social networks in tobacco use support the need to tailor tobacco control to effectively and efficiently utilize social network characteristics among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-68
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Health, Wellness and Society
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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