Smoking in prisons: the need for effective and acceptable interventions.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_358B2D65C1EB
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Smoking in prisons: the need for effective and acceptable interventions.
Journal
Journal of Public Health Policy
Author(s)
Ritter C., Stöver H., Levy M., Etter J.F., Elger B.
ISSN
1745-655X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0197-5897
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
32
Number
1
Pages
32-45
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Tobacco-smoking prevalence has been decreasing in many high-income countries, but not in prison. We provide a summary of recent data on smoking in prison (United States, Australia, and Europe), and discuss examples of implemented policies for responding to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), their health, humanitarian, and ethical aspects. We gathered data through a systematic literature review, and added the authors' ongoing experience in the implementation of smoking policies outside and inside prisons in Australia and Europe. Detainees' smoking prevalence varies between 64 per cent and 91.8 per cent, and can be more than three times as high as in the general population. Few data are available on the prevalence of smoking in women detainees and staff. Policies vary greatly. Bans may either be 'total' or 'partial' (smoking allowed in cells or designated places). A comprehensive policy strategy to reduce ETS needs a harm minimization philosophy, and should include environmental restrictions, information, and support to detainees and staff for smoking cessation, and health staff training in smoking cessation.
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