An investigation into the opportunities to smoke among young people within Portsmouth

Carden, Joanna (2006) An investigation into the opportunities to smoke among young people within Portsmouth. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Concern has been growing for children's access to tobacco across England for some time. (Ogilvie, D et al: 2005, p.393) Due to increased and harsher penalties for shopkeepers who sell children tobacco products, a decline has been noted. However, children may still use cigarette vending machines in Public Houses if the machines are located out of sight of staff who should supervise its use. (Secretary of State for Health: 1998, Ch. 3) This Independent Study investigates the opportunities for young people to smoke in the City of Portsmouth in terms of cigarette vending machines. Public houses in two separate wards are surveyed. Data collection involves noting details of cigarette vending machines, and smoking characteristics within public houses. Analysis of the data has shown that young people still have many opportunities to smoke, including access to the social market within schools. Conclusions are made regarding this subject, and recommendations have been made.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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