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Emma Wilson

The films which Resnais has made since the early 1990s, Smoking and No Smoking (adaptations by Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays Intimate Exchanges), On connaît la chanson (an original script by Jaoui and Bacri, distinguished in particular in its use of popular songs) and finally Pas sur la bouche (an adaptation of a 1925 operetta by André Barde and Maurice Yvain

in Alain Resnais
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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan
Otto Farkas

disability-adjusted life years caused by air pollution in 2010 was 7.6 per cent of all DALYs lost, higher than all twelve other risk factors, including malnutrition, smoking and high blood pressure. The damage to the planet’s physical environment is worsening, and the causes responsible, including urban growth, energy production, primary and secondary industrialised processes and the global spread of toxic chemicals, are increasing, not abating ( Landrigan et al

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Exploring the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland
Eluska Fernández

5 Eluska Fernández The contemporary self in tobacco control: exploring the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland Introduction This chapter focuses on one of the most well-known episodes in the history of tobacco control in Ireland: the introduction of an overall workplace smoking ban in 2004. In keeping with the overall theme of this edited collection, it aims to tell this story drawing on some key ideas and concepts put forward by governmentality studies. The introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland is considered by politicians, public health and anti-smoking

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
A governmental analysis

Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning international literature which seeks to analyse the construction of health and health policy through an analytical lens drawn from post-Foucauldian ideas of governmentality. This book is the first to apply the theoretical lens of post-Foucauldian governmentality to an analysis of health problems, practices, and policy in Ireland. Drawing on empirical examples related to childhood, obesity, mental health, smoking, ageing and others, it explores how specific health issues have been constructed as problematic and in need of intervention in the Irish State. The book focuses specifically on how Jean Jacques Rousseau's critical social theory and normative political theory meet as a conception of childhood. The 'biosocial' apparatus has recently been reconfigured through a policy framework called Healthy Ireland, the purpose of which is to 'reduce health inequalities' by 'empowering people and communities'. Child fatness continues to be framed as a pervasive and urgent issue in Irish society. In a novel departure in Irish public health promotion, the Stop the Spread (STS) campaign, free measuring tapes were distributed throughout Ireland to encourage people to measure their waists. A number of key characteristics of neoliberal governmentality, including the shift towards a market-based model of health; the distribution of power across a range of agents and agencies; and the increasing individualisation of health are discussed. One of the defining features of the Irish health system is the Universal Health Insurance and the Disability Act 2005.

Martin Yuille
Bill Ollier

risk factor, measuring it and acting to reduce the risk are all essential. The key thing about a risk factor is that it is a statistical idea. It is the idea that one event is associated with another event so frequently that the association only has a measurably small chance of being a statistical fluke. The risk factors that turn up in the context of the common long-term conditions include the following: obesity; overweight; physical inactivity; social isolation; age; socio-economic status; genetic variation; gender; smoking; diet (sugar), substance abuse (alcohol

in Saving sick Britain
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Screening capital and culture in Airbag and Smoking Room
William J. Nichols

of culture and capital in two recent Spanish films: Airbag (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1997) and Smoking Room (Roger Gual and Julio Wallovits, 2002). These two films, I argue, offer a curious aesthetic juxtaposition and present a unique insight into the influence of capital on cultural production in Spain. On a superficial level, these two films seemingly have nothing in common and would be at opposite

in Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre
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A love story of queer intimacies between (her) body and object (her cigarette)
Dresda E. Méndez de la Brena

love story. A story of unexpected (queer) love between my partner and myself as we enter into a process of being-in-love. 1 The story leads to excerpts of conversations associated with my partner’s smoking habits on a day that was as good as any other. Secondly, I introduce the concept of ‘caring matter’, through which I theorise queer intimacies between persons and objects and

in Affective intimacies
Alex Mold

‘sensible’ drinking and the unit system of measuring and self-regulating alcohol consumption. The second focuses on an anti-smoking campaign directed at children. Assessing these campaigns and the response they were met with by various publics, especially when set in the context of other similar efforts, points to a number of different dimensions to the impact of a consumerist approach on health education. Such an approach allowed ‘consumers’ agency and the ability to reinterpret public health messaging in new ways, which

in Posters, protests, and prescriptions
Andreas Hasman

best (or most efficiently) tackled through a coordinated approach to public health planning, which involves legislation as a prominent component. Effective health promotion is, he argued, a prerequisite for long-term prosperity in the European Union and the legislator should play the key role in this – involving the public only at policy level. Byrnes wrote: Europe increasingly suffers from lifestyle related diseases triggered by an unbalanced diet, physical inactivity, smoking or alcohol abuse. This means that citizens’ health is, to a great extent, determined by

in From reason to practice in bioethics
On the immunisation of children against smoking, alcohol and drugs
Inez de Beaufort

17 Against mumps, Meursault, McDonald’s and Marlboro: on the immunisation of children against smoking, alcohol and drugs Inez de Beaufort Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. (Douglas Adams) Prohibition revisited? Imagine that as a child John Harris had been immunised against alcohol, nicotine and drug (ab-)use. He would not find any pleasure in using these substances. I am sure his arguing skills were already extraordinarily strong from

in From reason to practice in bioethics