‘The missing picture’: tobacco use through the eyes of smokers

Haines, Rebecca J., Oliffe, John L., Bottorff, Joan L. and Poland, Blake D. (2010) ‘The missing picture’: tobacco use through the eyes of smokers. Tobacco Control, 19 3: 206-212. doi:10.1136/tc.2008.027565

Author Haines, Rebecca J.
Oliffe, John L.
Bottorff, Joan L.
Poland, Blake D.
Title ‘The missing picture’: tobacco use through the eyes of smokers
Journal name Tobacco Control   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-4563
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/tc.2008.027565
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 206
End page 212
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: The use of visual methodologies has gained increased prominence among health researchers working with socially marginalised populations, including those studying tobacco and other types of substance use.

Objectives: This article draws from two separate studies combining qualitative and photographic methods to illustrate the unique insights that visual research with smokers can generate for tobacco control.

Methods: A purposeful selection of photographs and captions produced by research participants in a study with (1) 20 new fathers that smoke and, (2) a study with 21 adolescent girls that smoke are analysed and discussed in detail.

Results: Images produced by smokers illustrate the roles of gender and social context in shaping smoking status, as well as the private struggles with tobacco use experienced by smokers in their day-to-day lives and relationships.

Conclusions: Photographic methods have the potential to generate information that may assist in developing tobacco control messaging and programming that speaks to smokers' perceptions of their tobacco use. 
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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