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The social context of smoking: the next frontier in tobacco control?
  1. B Poland1,
  2. K Frohlich2,
  3. R J Haines1,
  4. E Mykhalovskiy3,
  5. M Rock4,
  6. R Sparks5
  1. 1University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Université de Montréal, Département de médecine sociale et preventive, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  3. 3York University, Department of Sociology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  5. 5University of British Columbia, School of Human Kinetics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Blake D Poland
 PhD, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 12 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada; blake.poland{at}


A better understanding of the social context of smoking may help to enhance tobacco control research and practice

  • reflexivity
  • social context
  • social theory

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  • Competing interests: none declared