Mathematical models for the epidemiology of tobacco smoking

John Brackenbury

MATH245 Mathematics Advanced Project

Spring 2016


In this paper, several dynamical models for the epidemiology of tobacco smoking are examined. Following a literature review of some of the models available in this area, the traditional SIR endemic model is analysed as a motivating archetype. Three models for intrinsic only transmission of smoking are analysed. A further two models explicitly incorporating the effects of media are briefly investigated. It is concluded that preventative education campaigns are imperative for the reduction of smoking the population.

<< Move to the list of six credit-point projects.
<< Move to my start page.

Page Created: 14th March 2017.
Last Updated: 14th March 2017.