Georgios Papanicolaou*

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True to Howard Becker’s well-known aphorism that ‘deviant behaviour is behaviour that people so label’, it is becoming rapidly plausible today to approach the habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco as a form of deviancy. Across the globe, particularly in developed countries, smoking bans of various types are fi rmly in place and public, often publicly funded, campaigns hard-press the message that ‘smoking seriously harms you and others around you’. Smokers are not merely segregated and banished, but increasingly stigmatised and vilifi ed as anti-social, irresponsible and dangerous.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShades of Deviance
Subtitle of host publicationA Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm
EditorsRowland Atkinson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781315848556
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


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