Accounts of Quitting among Older Ex-smokers with Smoking-related Disease.

@article{Parry2001AccountsOQ,
  title={Accounts of Quitting among Older Ex-smokers with Smoking-related Disease.},
  author={Odette Parry and Francis Gerry R. Fowkes and Carolyn Thomson},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={481-93}
}
This article uses a discourse analytic method to explore how a sample of ex-smokers with smoking-related illness position themselves, and are positioned by, the language they use in their accounts of quitting. The article suggests that discursive constructions (having 'no choice' and getting 'another chance') used by the respondents position them in a way that constrains behaviour by closing down the option of smoking and/or opening up the possibility of change. In each telling, the respondents… CONTINUE READING

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