23rd February 2018, Volume 131 Number 1470

Sarah Logan, Sarah Twine, Georgia Bromiley, Holly Curtis, Jude Ball, Richard Edwards

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death, and is hugely prevalent among people entering prison. In the most recent prisoner health survey in 2005, 67% of prisoners…

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Author Information

Sarah Logan, Medical Student, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Sarah Twine, Medical Student, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Georgia Bromiley, Medical Student, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Holly Curtis, Medical Student, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Jude Ball, Research Fellow, Public Health Department, University of Otago, Wellington;
Richard Edwards, Professor, Public Health Department, University of Otago, Wellington.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the research participants, the support of the Salvation Army and the contribution of the other students in the research team: NA Kahar, K Blackmore, B Dunne, C Gordon, M Haji Ahmad Ghazali, L Harrison, M Janes, Y Lee, L McGruddy, J Nicholson, J Roberts, L Sandbrook, D Van, M Whiley. 

Correspondence

Jude Ball, Research Fellow, Public Health Department, University of Otago, Wellington.

Correspondence Email

jude.ball@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

  1. Smoke-free Prisons Evaluation Summary Report. Department of Corrections, 2012.
  2. Clarke JG, Stein LAR, Martin RA, et al. Forced smoking abstinence: not enough for smoking cessation. JAMA Intern Med. 2013; 173(9):789–794. 
  3. de Andrade D, Kinner SA. Systematic review of health and behavioural outcomes of smoking cessation interventions in prisons. Tob control. 2016; 26(5):495–501.
  4. Lincoln T, Tuthill RW, Roberts CA, et al. Resumption of smoking after release from a tobacco-free correctional facility. J Correct Health Car. 2009; 15(3):190–6.

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