Amanda Amos

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Women and tobacco: a call for including gender in tobacco control research, policy and practice
    Amanda Amos
    University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Tob Control 21:236-43. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Young people, smoking and gender--a qualitative exploration
    Amanda Amos
    Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Health Educ Res 22:770-81. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint 'You can't go without a fag...you need it for your hash'--a qualitative exploration of smoking, cannabis and young people
    Amanda Amos
    Public Health Sciences, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK
    Addiction 99:77-81. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Ambivalence and uncertainty: experiences of and attitudes towards addiction and smoking cessation in the mid-to-late teens
    Amanda Amos
    Division of Community Health Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, UK
    Health Educ Res 21:181-91. 2006
  5. pmc Promoting smoking cessation in Pakistani and Bangladeshi men in the UK: pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of trained community outreach workers
    Rachna A Begh
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Trials 12:197. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The re-shaping of the life-world: male British Bangladeshi smokers and the English smoke-free legislation
    Gill Highet
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, GP Section, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK
    Ethn Health 16:519-33. 2011
  7. pmc Action to achieve smoke-free homes: an exploration of experts' views
    Deborah Ritchie
    Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:112. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Public places after smoke-free--a qualitative exploration of the changes in smoking behaviour
    Deborah Ritchie
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Health Place 16:461-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint 'I came back here and started smoking again': perceptions and experiences of quitting among disadvantaged smokers
    Susan Wiltshire
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Health Educ Res 18:292-303. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Image, context and transition: smoking in mid-to-late adolescence
    Susan Wiltshire
    Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    J Adolesc 28:603-17. 2005

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Women and tobacco: a call for including gender in tobacco control research, policy and practice
    Amanda Amos
    University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Tob Control 21:236-43. 2012
    ..In the present work, evidence about female tobacco use, progress, challenges and ways forward for developing gendered tobacco control is reviewed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Young people, smoking and gender--a qualitative exploration
    Amanda Amos
    Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Health Educ Res 22:770-81. 2007
    ..The implications for programmes aimed at reducing smoking among young people, particularly the need for more gender-sensitive approaches, are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint 'You can't go without a fag...you need it for your hash'--a qualitative exploration of smoking, cannabis and young people
    Amanda Amos
    Public Health Sciences, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK
    Addiction 99:77-81. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between smoking tobacco and cannabis use among smokers in their mid-to-late teens...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ambivalence and uncertainty: experiences of and attitudes towards addiction and smoking cessation in the mid-to-late teens
    Amanda Amos
    Division of Community Health Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, UK
    Health Educ Res 21:181-91. 2006
    ..Young smokers should also be helped to understand how support may increase quitting success and how encourage quitting before smoking becomes entrenched in their daily routines...
  5. pmc Promoting smoking cessation in Pakistani and Bangladeshi men in the UK: pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of trained community outreach workers
    Rachna A Begh
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Trials 12:197. 2011
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  6. doi request reprint The re-shaping of the life-world: male British Bangladeshi smokers and the English smoke-free legislation
    Gill Highet
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, GP Section, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK
    Ethn Health 16:519-33. 2011
    ..To explore how male Bangladeshi smokers adapted to the English smoke-free legislation...
  7. pmc Action to achieve smoke-free homes: an exploration of experts' views
    Deborah Ritchie
    Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:112. 2009
    ..Drawing on findings from a qualitative Scottish study, this paper identifies key issues and challenges that need to be considered when developing action to promote smoke-free homes at the national and local level...
  8. doi request reprint Public places after smoke-free--a qualitative exploration of the changes in smoking behaviour
    Deborah Ritchie
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Health Place 16:461-9. 2010
    ..Pre-legislation differences in the communities appeared to influence the extent of these changes. Cultural and social contexts are important in shaping smoking behaviours and locating change within public places...
  9. ncbi request reprint 'I came back here and started smoking again': perceptions and experiences of quitting among disadvantaged smokers
    Susan Wiltshire
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Health Educ Res 18:292-303. 2003
    ..The paper concludes that in order to facilitate and sustain smoking cessation, tobacco control interventions need to tackle both nicotine addiction and the material circumstances experienced by disadvantaged smokers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Image, context and transition: smoking in mid-to-late adolescence
    Susan Wiltshire
    Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    J Adolesc 28:603-17. 2005
    ..The study also suggests that if smoke-free policies were extended to all workplaces, this would have a particular impact on smoking amongst older adolescents by hindering the transition from social to regular smoking...
  11. ncbi request reprint "It's like an addiction first thing...afterwards it's like a habit": daily smoking behaviour among people living in areas of deprivation
    Angus Bancroft
    Public Health Sciences, Department of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh University, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:1261-7. 2003
    ..Crucially, the influences on smoking described by respondents in this study were closely related to circumstances of socio-economic deprivation...
  12. pmc Review of prevalence data in, and evaluation of methods for cross cultural adaptation of, UK surveys on tobacco and alcohol in ethnic minority groups
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 328:76. 2004
    ..To assess the adequacy of cross cultural adaptations of survey questions on self reported tobacco and alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom...
  13. pmc Smoking in the home after the smoke-free legislation in Scotland: qualitative study
    Richard Phillips
    Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 335:553. 2007
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  14. pmc Experiences of outreach workers in promoting smoking cessation to Bangladeshi and Pakistani men: longitudinal qualitative evaluation
    Rachna A Begh
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:452. 2011
    ..We report on a qualitative evaluation of a community-based, outreach worker delivered, intervention that aimed to increase uptake of NHS smoking cessation services and tailor services to meet the needs of Bangladeshi and Pakistani men...
  15. doi request reprint "But it just has that sort of feel about it, a leper"--stigma, smoke-free legislation and public health
    Deborah Ritchie
    School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:622-9. 2010
    ..Relatively little consideration has been given to the potentially negative, albeit unintended, consequences of smoke-free policies within different social and cultural contexts, in particular the increased stigmatization of smokers...
  16. doi request reprint Scottish smoke-free legislation and trends in smoking cessation
    Freya J I Fowkes
    Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Addiction 103:1888-95. 2008
    ..To investigate trends in smoking cessation before and after the introduction of Scottish smoke-free legislation and to assess the perceived influence of the legislation on giving up smoking and perceptions of the legislation in smokers...
  17. doi request reprint A qualitative study exploring why people do not participate in cardiac rehabilitation and coronary heart disease self-help groups, and their rehabilitation experience without these resources
    Angela Mary Jackson
    The Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Prim Health Care Res Dev 13:30-41. 2012
    ..Rehabilitation difficulties and prevention challenges have been identified among people following MI, but the particular experience and perspective of CR and CHD group non-participants are largely unknown...
  18. doi request reprint A Scotland-wide pilot programme of smoking cessation services for young people: process and outcome evaluation
    Wendy Gnich
    Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change RUHBC, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Addiction 103:1866-74. 2008
    ..To conduct an independent, external evaluation of a Scotland-wide youth cessation pilot programme, focusing upon service uptake and effectiveness...
  19. doi request reprint Smoking spaces and practices in pubs, bars and clubs: young adults and the English smokefree legislation
    Catriona Rooke
    UK Centre for Tobacco Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Health Place 19:108-15. 2013
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  20. pmc Promoting smoking cessation in Bangladeshi and Pakistani male adults: design of a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of trained community smoking cessation workers
    Rachna A Begh
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Trials 10:71. 2009
    ..In addition, we will assess the impact of the intervention on adherence to smoking cessation treatments and patient satisfaction...
  21. doi request reprint 'These things don't happen in Greece': a qualitative study of Greek young people's attitudes to smoking, secondhand smoke and the smokefree legislation
    Ioannis Tamvakas
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Health Educ Res 25:955-64. 2010
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  22. ncbi request reprint Adolescent smoking and family structure in Europe
    Dawn Griesbach
    Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit CAHRU, Department of PE, Sport and Leisure Studies, University of Edinburgh, St Leonard s Land, Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ, Edinburgh, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:41-52. 2003
    ..Further research is needed to determine the possible reasons for this association...
  23. ncbi request reprint Legislation on smoking in enclosed public places in Scotland: how will we evaluate the impact?
    Sally J Haw
    NHS Health Scotland, Rosebery House, Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:24-30. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Women and tobacco
    Judith Mackay
    TFI, World Health Organization, Hong Kong
    Respirology 8:123-30. 2003
    ..The greatest challenge and opportunity in primary preventive health in Asia and in other developing areas is to avert the predicted rise in smoking among women...
  25. ncbi request reprint 'They look like my kind of people'--perceptions of smoking images in youth magazines
    Lynn Macfadyen
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, University of Strathclyde, 173 Cathedral Street, G4 ORQ, Glasgow, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:491-9. 2003
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  26. ncbi request reprint The challenges of getting youth cessation services right
    Ann McNeill
    Addiction 102:1023-4. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint The Hitchhiker's Guide to Tobacco Control: a global assessment of harms, remedies, and controversies
    Ronald M Davis
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202 3450, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:171-94. 2007
    ..The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (ratified by 140 countries as of October 1, 2006) provides a template outlining the ingredients for a comprehensive tobacco control campaign...