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dc.contributor.advisorGlittenberg, JoAnn
dc.contributor.authorJune, Alan Michael
dc.creatorJune, Alan Michael
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-24T20:26:29Z
dc.date.available2018-04-24T20:26:29Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627414
dc.description.abstractThere is conclusive evidence that the use of smokeless tobacco (ST) causes cancer in humans. Despite this finding, the incidence of ST use in the U . S. has tripled since 1972 . Subsequently, the need for screening, education and cessation programs tailored specifically for ST uses has recently been identified by a small number of health-care professionals. This descriptive study was designed to explore the health beliefs of smokeless users related to ST use and to look for patterns of behavior relevant for cessation and prevention programs specifically targeted at ST consumers. Ethnographic interviews with three ST users and participant observation were utilized to identify data applicable to these goals. Taxonomies of health beliefs and patterns of behaviors related to ST use led to two major cultural themes: 1) ST users believed· they were more vulnerable to health risks associated with ST use the older they grew and the longer they used the product; and, 2) the practice of ST use increased during times of boredom and stress , as well as during pleasurable activities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectTobacco, Smokeless.en_US
dc.subjectSmoking Cessation.en_US
dc.subjectTobacco Use Disorder -- prevention & control.en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.en_US
dc.titleThe smokeless tobacco user: a descriptive ethnographyen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc40112152
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Arizona Health Sciences Library.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b56849588
dc.identifier.callnumberW4A 1996 J95S
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-24T20:26:30Z


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