Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco

Supporting families in their efforts to become smoke-free

FACETFACET is a program of research based out of UBC that is committed to finding original ways to support young families in their tobacco reduction efforts. This project (2002-2012) innovated methods in gender research by conducting in-depth interviews with couples who smoked, reduced and/or quit before, during and after pregnancy.

FACET LogoOver the course of the FACET program, grounded theory, ethnography, and interpretive descriptive methods yielded rich information illustrating how masculinity and femininity influenced the tobacco-based interactions between couples. The findings from FACET research have been translated into effective gender-sensitive print and online materials for couples and promote the exchange of information between researchers and the community.

Research Team: Joan Bottorff, John Oliffe, Gayl Sarbit, Joy Johnson, Lorraine Greaves, Nancy Poole, Mary Kelly, Pamela Ponic, Cecilia Kalaw, Anna Chan, Miriam Stewart, Rhadika Bhagat, Ann Dauphinee, Trish Hill, Robin Anderson
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Cancer Society

Selected Publications:

Bottorff, J.L., Oliffe, J.L. Kelly, M.T., Johnson, J., Chan, A. (2013). Reconciling parenting and smoking in the context of child development. Qualitative Health Research, 23, 8, 1042-1053. doi:10.1177/1049732313494118

Bottorff, J.L., Kelly, M.T., Oliffe, J.L., Johnson, J.L., Greaves, L., & Chan, A. (2010).Tobacco use patterns in traditional and shared parenting families: A gender perspective. BMC Public Journal, 10, 239. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-239

Bottorff, J.L., Oliffe, J.L., Kelly, M., Greaves, L., Johnson, J.L., Ponic, P., & Chan, A. (2010). Men’s business, women’s work: Gender influences and fathers’ smoking. Sociology of Health and Illness, 32, 583-596.

Bottorff, J.L., Kalaw, C., Johnson, J.L., Chambers, N., Stewart, M., Greaves, L., Kelly, M. (2005). Unraveling smoking ties: How tobacco use is embedded in couple interactions. Research in Nursing and Health, 2005, 28, 316-328. doi:10.1002/nur.20085

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