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Dr. Chris Armitage

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Professor of Health Psychology

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Local Address:  Manchester , United Kingdom
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester , Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Company Description: The University of Manchester ( , created from the merger of The Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST in October 2004, is the UK's...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Behaviour Change Advisory Group
    The British Psychological Society


  • PhD
  • BA
24 Total References
Web References
Chris ..., 21 Nov 2015 [cached]
Chris Armitage Professor of Health Psychology
Christopher Arden ..., 21 Nov 2015 [cached]
Christopher Arden Armitage Professor of Health Psychology
Cutting smoking: not so plain and simple? | ClinPsy Repository, 13 Sept 2011 [cached]
We spoke to Chris Armitage, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Manchester and a member of the British Psychological Society Behaviour Change Advisory Group. He said the change in packaging was unlikely to result in current smokers changing their behaviour, but could dissuade young people from taking up smoking.
He said: 'Moodie et al. (2013) showed that regular smokers were less inclined to quit smoking in response to packaging in 2011 (after graphic images were introduced on packaging), compared to 2008 (before graphic images were introduced on packaging), so plain packaging is unlikely to make much difference to current smokers.'
Regarding young smokers, Professor Armitage said that before advertising bans on smoking, research tended to show that awareness of advertising and motivation to smoke were linked and therefore any reduced exposure to advertising is likely to reduce the chance of smoking uptake.
He added: 'One concern for the future is whether e-cigarette advertising and/or e-cigarette uptake ultimately turns out to be a precursor to future cigarette smoking.
'Although nicotine consumption per se does not appear to be related to increased risk of cancer, there is some evidence that nicotine disrupts brain reward mechanisms that could increase susceptibility to other drugs (e.g. Kenny & Markou, 2006; Yurasek et al., 2013).'
When asked whether standardized packaging should be a priority for the Government in its attempts to stop people from smoking, Professor Armitage told The Psychologist: 'There is a large body of evidence, stretching back quite a few years (e.g. Peterson et al., 1992) suggesting that increased taxation will reduce both uptake and consumption of cigarettes.
Chris Armitage (University ..., 25 Aug 2010 [cached]
Chris Armitage (University of Sheffield, UK)
Alphabetic list of research staff – last names beginning with the letter A | The University of Manchester, 28 July 2015 [cached]
Arden Armitage, Christopher (Professor of Health Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences)
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