The dangers of third, fourth and fifth hand cigarette smoke (and the perils of researching smoking)

Move with the Current

Join us for the second talk in our Move with the Current lecture series.

The dangers of third, fourth and fifth hand cigarette smoke (and the perils of researching smoking) by Professor Simone Dennis

What is the future for smokers and those who interact with them? Will US policy influence Australia’s outlook on third, fourth and fifth-hand smoke? And are the latter two properties backed by scientific evidence?

This talk will focus on demystifying the concepts of third, fourth and fifth-hand smoke, the perceived dangers they pose to the public, and the effects of these perceived risks on public spaces.

The Pop-Up Village is open for dinner before and after the event. Grab a bite and a drink and feel free to enjoy in the Club prior to the talk. Doors will open 30 minutes prior, so drop in early and grab a good seat!

Simone's research interests coalesce around phenomenologically informed anthropological theories of embodiment, the sense, and power. These interests are presently explored in ethnographic work on Christmas Island, which is framed by the politics of nationhood in contemporary Australia and the ways in which they have played out for Christmas Island's multi-ethnic population; in work among Persian women migrants, who have fled Iran in the past two decades; in research conducted in the technoscientific spaces of major Australian research laboratories in which mice and rats feature as animal models for human disease research; and in her fourth monograph, which looks at smoking practice in Australian urban spaces to look closely at the ways in which smoking entails and occasions social and corporeal relationships with others under increasingly legislated conditions governing space and behaviour and comportment within it.

The next talk in our series will be with Professor Christian Barry on May 16

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In this CASS Move with the Current talk, anthropologist and long-time smoking researcher Prof. Simone Dennis discusses the perhaps overblown dangers of third, fourth and fifth-hand cigarette smoke, as well as the perils of researching smoking.

Posted by Arts & Social Sciences at ANU on Monday, 30 April 2018
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