Highlights

•    Use of social practices theory to explore experiences of smoking in apartments.
•    Smoking on balconies was the norm.
•    Smoking affected indoor air quality and reduced psycho-social benefits of the home.
•    Smoking shaped by acceptability, permissibility, hospitality and sensitivity of smoke alarms.
•    Need to break links among design, meanings and understandings of smoking on balconies.

Abstract

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Increased higher density urban living may exacerbate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

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Photo credit:  Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Chalakudy, India [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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