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Smoking and peer groups: Results from a longitudinal qualitative study of young people in Northern Ireland

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Previous research has indicated that young people are under considerable social pressure to take up smoking. This study has therefore sought to explore and better understand the mechanisms through which peer-related social factors operate to encourage young people to smoke. Individual qualitative interviews were held with adolescent children aged 11-12 years (N = 102) within youth clubs based in economically deprived areas of Northern Ireland, and then followed up on two occasions during the ...

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10.1348/014466604X18073

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Stewart-Knox, BJ More by this author
Sittlington, J More by this author
Rugkåsa, J More by this author
Harrisson, S More by this author
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Journal:
British Journal of Social Psychology
Volume:
44
Issue:
3
Pages:
397-414
Publication date:
2005-09-05
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ISSN:
0144-6665
URN:
uuid:5a48d30d-fbdb-4a9b-95d4-8fbc5a7fbf46
Source identifiers:
343827
Local pid:
pubs:343827
Language:
English

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