Amanda Amos

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Muslim communities learning about second-hand smoke (MCLASS): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial
    Hannah Ainsworth
    York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD, England
    Trials 14:295. 2013
  2. pmc Determining the impact of smoking point of sale legislation among youth (Display) study: a protocol for an evaluation of public health policy
    Sally Haw
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:251. 2014
  3. doi 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi '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
  7. 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
  8. doi 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
  9. 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
  10. doi 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

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Publications42

  1. pmc Muslim communities learning about second-hand smoke (MCLASS): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial
    Hannah Ainsworth
    York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD, England
    Trials 14:295. 2013
    ..The primary objectives for this pilot trial are to establish the feasibility of conducting such an evaluation and provide information to inform the design of a future definitive study...
  2. pmc Determining the impact of smoking point of sale legislation among youth (Display) study: a protocol for an evaluation of public health policy
    Sally Haw
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:251. 2014
    ..However, the impact of POS bans on smoking attitudes, behaviours and prevalence has yet to be determined...
  3. doi 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi '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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. doi 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...
  9. 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...
  10. doi 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...
  11. doi 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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  12. ncbi '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...
  13. ncbi "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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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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  17. 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...
  18. doi "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...
  19. doi 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...
  20. doi 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...
  21. doi 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...
  22. doi Using e-cigarettes in the home to reduce smoking and secondhand smoke: disadvantaged parents' accounts
    Neneh Rowa-Dewar
    UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 8AS, UK
    Health Educ Res . 2017
    ..While significant concerns remain about e-cigarettes, for some parents who find it challenging to quit or safely leave their children to smoke outside, e-cigarettes may offer potential for reducing the harm to them and their children...
  23. doi Smokers' and ex-smokers' understanding of electronic cigarettes: a qualitative study
    Catriona Rooke
    UKCTAS, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Tob Control 25:e60-6. 2016
    ..To explore among a diverse range of smokers and recent ex-smokers, particularly those from disadvantaged groups, how nicotine-containing products, particularly electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), are understood and experienced...
  24. doi Equity impact of interventions and policies to reduce smoking in youth: systematic review
    Tamara Brown
    UKCTAS, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Tob Control 23:e98-105. 2014
    ..A systematic review to assess the equity impact of interventions/policies on youth smoking...
  25. doi Children's perspectives on how parents protect them from secondhand smoke in their homes and cars in socioeconomically contrasting communities: a qualitative study
    Neneh Rowa-Dewar
    UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 16:1429-35. 2014
    ..This study examines children's accounts of the strategies family members employ to protect them from SHS and is the first to examine how these may be constrained or facilitated in communities with contrasting smoking prevalence rates...
  26. doi Equity impact of European individual-level smoking cessation interventions to reduce smoking in adults: a systematic review
    Tamara Brown
    1 UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Public Health 24:551-6. 2014
    ..Smoking cessation support is an important element of tobacco control; however, the equity impact of individual-level cessation support is uncertain...
  27. doi '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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  28. 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
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  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi "It's Easy to Get Fags": A Qualitative Study of Disadvantaged Young People's Perspectives on Cigarette Availability and Access
    Thomas Tjelta
    UKCTAS, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res . 2016
    ..Reducing young people's access to cigarettes is a key element of smoking prevention policies. This article explores how young people source cigarettes following the increase in the UK minimum age of sale from 16 to 18 years...
  31. pmc Disadvantaged Parents' Engagement with a National Secondhand Smoke in the Home Mass Media Campaign: A Qualitative Study
    Neneh Rowa-Dewar
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:. 2016
    ..Mass media campaigns using emotive, real-life circumstances can be effective in engaging parents about SHS. However, the behavioural impact may be limited because of difficult home environments and circumstances. ..
  32. doi Protecting children from smoke exposure in disadvantaged homes
    Neneh Rowa-Dewar
    UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 17:496-501. 2015
    ..We explored the particular challenges mothers who smoke face when attempting to protect their children from SHS exposure in disadvantaged homes...
  33. doi How do policy advisors and practitioners prioritise the protection of children from secondhand smoke exposure in a country with advanced tobacco control policy?
    Deborah Doreen Ritchie
    School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Tob Control 24:70-6. 2015
    ..The Scottish experience will contribute to the tobacco control community, particularly those countries at a similar level of tobacco control, as normalising discourses about protecting children from SHSE are becoming more widespread...
  34. doi Impact of tobacco control interventions on socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: review of the evidence
    Sarah Hill
    Global Public Health Unit, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK
    Tob Control 23:e89-97. 2014
    ..We updated and expanded a previous systematic literature review examining the impact of tobacco control interventions on socioeconomic inequalities in smoking...
  35. doi News media representations of electronic cigarettes: an analysis of newspaper coverage in the UK and Scotland
    Catriona Rooke
    UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
    Tob Control 23:507-12. 2014
    ..It is, therefore, important to understand the ways the news media present ENDS. This paper examines how ENDS are represented in the UK and in the Scottish press...
  36. doi Equity impact of population-level interventions and policies to reduce smoking in adults: a systematic review
    Tamara Brown
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 138:7-16. 2014
    ..However, their equity impact is uncertain. The aim was to assess the effectiveness of population-level interventions/policies to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in adult smoking...
  37. doi Children's resistance to parents' smoking in the home and car: a qualitative study
    Neneh Rowa-Dewar
    UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Addiction 109:645-52. 2014
    ..This study aimed to explore children's accounts of family members' smoking in the home and car and the impact of their socio-economic circumstances...
  38. ncbi '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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  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi 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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  41. ncbi The challenges of getting youth cessation services right
    Ann McNeill
    Addiction 102:1023-4. 2007
  42. ncbi 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...