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A qualitative study of young people's sources of cigarettes and attempts to circumvent underage sales laws.
Robinson J, Amos A. Robinson J, et al. Among authors: amos a. Addiction. 2010 Oct;105(10):1835-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03061.x. Addiction. 2010. PMID: 20840202
Smoking and non-smoking participants knew which shops sold to underage children and what strategies to employ, suggesting a widespread acceptance of underage sales in some communities. ...Young people expressed cynicism about some shopkeepers' motives, who they believed kn …
Smoking and non-smoking participants knew which shops sold to underage children and what strategies to employ, suggesting a widesprea …
Cigarette advertising policy and coverage of smoking and health in British women's magazines.
Amos A, Jacobson B, White P. Amos A, et al. Lancet. 1991 Jan 12;337(8733):93-6. doi: 10.1016/0140-6736(91)90747-d. Lancet. 1991. PMID: 1670736
A survey of cigarette advertising and coverage of health aspects of smoking in 86 British magazines with a large female readership was done in 1989. ...There was a small decrease in the coverage given to health aspects of smoking; a third of magazines
A survey of cigarette advertising and coverage of health aspects of smoking in 86 British magazines with a large female reader
"They're doing people a service"-qualitative study of smoking, smuggling, and social deprivation.
Wiltshire S, Bancroft A, Amos A, Parry O. Wiltshire S, et al. Among authors: amos a. BMJ. 2001 Jul 28;323(7306):203-7. doi: 10.1136/bmj.323.7306.203. BMJ. 2001. PMID: 11473911 Free PMC article.
Most users of contraband considered that smugglers were providing a valuable service. Purchasing contraband tobacco was viewed as rational in the face of material hardship. ...CONCLUSIONS: Smokers in deprived areas perceive a lack of support to help them to stop smo …
Most users of contraband considered that smugglers were providing a valuable service. Purchasing contraband tobacco was viewed as rat …
'You can't go without a fag...you need it for your hash'--a qualitative exploration of smoking, cannabis and young people.
Amos A, Wiltshire S, Bostock Y, Haw S, McNeill A. Amos A, et al. Addiction. 2004 Jan;99(1):77-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00531.x. Addiction. 2004. PMID: 14678065
Several reported how smoking joints had been a 'gateway' to smoking cigarettes. While most wanted to quit smoking cigarettes, cannabis use reinforced their cigarette smoking and few wanted to stop using cannabis. CONCLUSION: National studies need to be conducted to examine …
Several reported how smoking joints had been a 'gateway' to smoking cigarettes. While most wanted to quit smoking cigarettes, cannabi …
Image, context and transition: smoking in mid-to-late adolescence.
Wiltshire S, Amos A, Haw S, McNeill A. Wiltshire S, et al. Among authors: amos a. J Adolesc. 2005 Oct;28(5):603-17. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.12.005. Epub 2005 Feb 23. J Adolesc. 2005. PMID: 16203198
Interviewees also completed a brief smoking questionnaire. The paper highlights the salience of social context in smoking initiation and maintenance, and the role of smoking across a range of social spheres. ...The study also suggests that if smoke-free policies wer …
Interviewees also completed a brief smoking questionnaire. The paper highlights the salience of social context in smoking initiation …
Young people, smoking and gender--a qualitative exploration.
Amos A, Bostock Y. Amos A, et al. Health Educ Res. 2007 Dec;22(6):770-81. doi: 10.1093/her/cyl075. Epub 2006 Aug 14. Health Educ Res. 2007. PMID: 16908497
However, we have only a limited understanding of the reasons behind these gender patterns. This paper reports the findings from a qualitative study which used single-sex focus groups to explore the gendered nature of the meaning and function of smoking among Scottis …
However, we have only a limited understanding of the reasons behind these gender patterns. This paper reports the findings from a
The challenges of getting youth cessation services right.
McNeill A, Amos A. McNeill A, et al. Among authors: amos a. Addiction. 2007 Jul;102(7):1023-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.01921.x. Addiction. 2007. PMID: 17567382 No abstract available.
Smoking in the home after the smoke-free legislation in Scotland: qualitative study.
Phillips R, Amos A, Ritchie D, Cunningham-Burley S, Martin C. Phillips R, et al. Among authors: amos a. BMJ. 2007 Sep 15;335(7619):553. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39301.497593.55. Epub 2007 Sep 9. BMJ. 2007. PMID: 17827488 Free PMC article.
RESULTS: Passive smoking was a well recognised term. Respondents had varied understandings of the risks of secondhand smoke, with a few rejecting evidence of such risks. ...The first relates to acceptable social identity as a hospitable person who is not anti …
RESULTS: Passive smoking was a well recognised term. Respondents had varied understandings of the risks of secondhand smoke, with …
A Scotland-wide pilot programme of smoking cessation services for young people: process and outcome evaluation.
Gnich W, Sheehy C, Amos A, Bitel M, Platt S. Gnich W, et al. Among authors: amos a. Addiction. 2008 Nov;103(11):1866-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02316.x. Epub 2008 Aug 14. Addiction. 2008. PMID: 18705682
AIM: To conduct an independent, external evaluation of a Scotland-wide youth cessation pilot programme, focusing upon service uptake and effectiveness. ...As a result of low participant numbers, it was impossible to draw conclusions about the relative effectiveness …
AIM: To conduct an independent, external evaluation of a Scotland-wide youth cessation pilot programme, focusing upon service uptake …
Scottish smoke-free legislation and trends in smoking cessation.
Fowkes FJ, Stewart MC, Fowkes FG, Amos A, Price JF. Fowkes FJ, et al. Among authors: amos a. Addiction. 2008 Nov;103(11):1888-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02350.x. Addiction. 2008. PMID: 19032538
All members of the cohort were participating in a clinical trial of aspirin in people at moderately increased risk of cardiovascular events. A subgroup of 474 participants who had smoked in the year prior to the introduction of legislation in March 2006 also complet …
All members of the cohort were participating in a clinical trial of aspirin in people at moderately increased risk of cardiovascular …
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