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dc.contributor.authorGough, Brendan-
dc.contributor.authorAntoniak, Marilyn-
dc.contributor.authorDocherty, Graeme-
dc.contributor.authorJones, Laura-
dc.contributor.authorStead, Martine-
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Ann-
dc.description.abstractSmoking in many Western societies has become a both moral aand health issue in recent years, but little is known about how smokers position themselves and regulate their behaviour in this context. In this article, we report the findings from a study investigating how smokers from an economically disadvantaged community in the East Midlands (UK) respond to concerns about the health impact of smoking on others. We conducted ten focus group (FG) discussions with mixed groups (by smoking status and gender; N = 58 participants) covering a range of topics, including smoking norms, self-regulation, and smoking in diverse contexts. We transcribed all FG discussions before analysing the data using techniques from discourse anlysis. Smokers in general positioned themselves as socially responsible smokers and morally upstanding citizens. This position was bolstered in two main ways: ‘everyday accommodation', whereby everyday efforts to accommodate the needs of non-smokers were referenced, and ‘taking a stand', whereby proactive interventions to prevent smoking in (young) others were cited. We suggest that smoking cessation campaigns could usefully be informed by this ethic of care for others.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis (Routledge)-
dc.relationGough B, Antoniak M, Docherty G, Jones L, Stead M & McNeill A (2013) Smoking, self-regulation and moral positioning: a focus group study with British smokers from a disadvantaged community, Psychology and Health, 28 (10), pp. 1171-1191.-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Psychology & Health on 28 May, available online at:
dc.subjectethics/moral perspectivesen_UK
dc.subjectfocus groupsen_UK
dc.subjectpsychosocial issuesen_UK
dc.subjectsmoking cessationen_UK
dc.subjectvulnerable populationsen_UK
dc.titleSmoking, self-regulation and moral positioning: a focus group study with British smokers from a disadvantaged communityen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher requires embargo of 12 months after formal publication.-
dc.citation.jtitlePsychology and Health-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.contributor.affiliationLeeds Metropolitan University-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketing-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
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