If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

The geography of smoking in Leeds: estimating individual smoking rates and the implications for the location of stop smoking services

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:

Abstract:

Smoking is an important and topical health issue in the UK. In Leeds, the target is to reduce smoking prevalence by 9 per cent by 2010. However, a key unknown is the likely distribution of smokers across the city. This paper aims to estimate individual smoking rates using microsimulation and hence evaluate the performance of established stop smoking services, e.g. how well do they serve local areas and to what extent does attendance vary between service point locations? Location-allocation modelling is employed to test various location scenarios and provide insight into where to optimally place centres.

Keywords: geography of smoking; health geography; location-allocation modelling; microsimulation; stop smoking services

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00837.x

Affiliations: 1: School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, Email: m.tomintz05@leeds.ac.uk 2: Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN

Publication date: September 1, 2008

Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more