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Pro-smoking apps for smartphones: the latest vehicle for the tobacco industry?

Overview of attention for article published in Tobacco Control, October 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 1,860)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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6 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
510 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Readers on

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54 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Pro-smoking apps for smartphones: the latest vehicle for the tobacco industry?
Published in
Tobacco Control, October 2012
DOI 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050598
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nasser F BinDihm, Becky Freeman, Lyndal Trevena

Abstract

Smartphone use is growing exponentially and will soon become the only mobile phone handset for about 6 billion users. Smartphones are ideal marketing targets as consumers can be reached anytime, anywhere. Smartphone application (app) stores are global shops that sell apps to users all around the world. Although smartphone stores have a wide collection of health-related apps they also have a wide set of harmful apps. In this study, the availability of 'pro-smoking' apps in two of the largest smartphone app stores (Apple App store and Android Market) was examined.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 4%
United Kingdom 2 4%
Germany 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Malaysia 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 46 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 22%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Master 7 13%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 16 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 28%
Computer Science 10 19%
Psychology 9 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Other 7 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 426. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2015.
All research outputs
#10,959
of 8,082,745 outputs
Outputs from Tobacco Control
#6
of 1,860 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#85
of 106,803 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Tobacco Control
#1
of 31 outputs
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