This thesis examines how female smokers in high school relates to smoking and how health promotion and prevention interventions in Denmark can be queried in relation to this.
We examine this from a social constructionist perspective which sees smoking as a social construction. We’ve carried out interviews with five female smokers of which three classify themselves as daily smokers and two as occasionally smokers.
We have analyzed the interviews, which shows that there is a clear discourse in the danish society about smoking and smokers and that the young female smokers is influenced by it. Furthermore, the young females rely on more than governmental information when it comes to their smoking habits, and seek comfort in community settings when it comes to social relations and transition phases. Transition phases are essential when it comes to the smoking debut and smoking cessation.
This thesis concludes that the young female smokers is aware of the health risks of smoking, but that the governmental interventions doesn’t have the desired effect on risk prevention and health promotion. This thesis shows that the meaning of social communities is important for the health behavior of the young female smokers where transition phases are of particular importance and therefore why health promotion should be focusing on that and the settings within.
Young female adults, smoking, health promotion, health discourse, governmental health interventions, transition phases, social community
|Uddannelser||Sundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 dec. 2016|