Journal article

Tobacco and alcohol consumption in Post-Soviet Ukraine: qualitative findings from community consultations

Anastasiya Salnykova, Anna Vorobyova, Setareh Rouhani, Olena Hankivsky

Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe | Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study focuses on a variety of social determinants of alcohol and tobacco consumption, which have been reported as an alarming epidemic in the post-Soviet Ukraine. Authors look at the intersections of social determinants of tobacco and alcohol use in Ukraine as perceived by the study participants, and their perception of structural effects of economic and cultural transition on the prevalence of these harmful lifestyles. METHODS: This study is part of a mixed-methods research, informed by an intersectional framework, focusing on complex health and health care experiences of Ukrainians. This study uses findings from 21 community consultations in 11 regions, corresponding to Uk..

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