Healthy or druggy? Self-image, ideal image and smoking behaviour among young people.

@article{Amos1997HealthyOD,
  title={Healthy or druggy? Self-image, ideal image and smoking behaviour among young people.},
  author={Amanda Amos and David N. Gray and Candace Currie and Rob Elton},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={847-58}
}
Recent research indicates that there is an important, though complex, relationship between the social image of smoking and young people's self- and aspirational images. This study explored how young people see themselves (self-image), how they would like to be (ideal image), and whether these differ according to age, gender and smoking status. Focus groups were used to elicit attributes which young people use to describe smoking and non-smoking images taken from fashion pages in youth magazines… CONTINUE READING

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