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.
|Title of host publication||Shades of Deviance|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Apr 2014|