Autumn Books

Smoke Screen: Women's Smoking And Social Control

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1018
  1. Nicky Britten

    Lorraine Greaves Scarlet Press, £9.99, pp 144 ISBN 1 85727 058 4

    Smoking is an emotive issue. Some doctors refuse to treat patients who smoke, while others simply don't understand why people continue to smoke. The value of this book is that it helps non-smokers understand the meaning of smoking.

    Young women now have higher smoking rates than young men in several countries. In the feminist tradition of Hilary Graham and Bobbie Jacobsen, Greaves has conducted qualitative research into Canadian and Australian women's feelings …

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