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Health Place. 2013 Jul;22:19-28. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.02.004. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

"It is just not part of the culture here": young adults' photo-narratives about smoking, quitting, and healthy lifestyles in Vancouver, Canada.

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  • 1School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, 302-6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3.


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.

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