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Smoking, alcohol consumption and risks to health

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Abstract

Although much is already known about how people perceive risks and how these can be mapped, new risks continue to emerge, and how these are processed and mapped may depend on existing risky behaviour and beliefs. This paper investigates attitudes, perceptions and behaviour in relation to three main risks, smoking, avian influenza and alcohol consumption; a questionnaire was compiled to measure attitudes and perceptions, risk estimates, consumption of cigarettes and alcohol and demographic variables.


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Author(s): Harvey J, Francis N, Eckersley I, Warwick L

Editor(s): T Aven and JE Vinnem

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Risk, Reliability and Societal Safety

Year: 2007

Volume: 2

Pages: 1615-1622

Print publication date: 25/06/2007

Series Title: Balkema-proceedings and monographs in engineering, water and earth sciences

Number of Volumes: 3

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Place Published: London

Notes: Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference. Stavanger, Norway. 25-27 June 2007.

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780415447867


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