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NCJ Number: NCJ 240945     Find in a Library
Title: Perceptions and Influences of a State Prison Smoking Ban
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Author(s): Laura Thibodeau, M.S.N., R.N. ; David W. Seal, Ph.D. ; Douglas E. Jorenby, Ph.D. ; Keri Corcoran ; James M. Sosman, M.D.
  Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care  Volume:18  Issue:4  Dated:October 2012  Pages:293 to 301
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This study tested hypotheses with a smoking intervention for men leaving prison who wished to remain smoke-free.
Abstract: Prison smoking bans are increasingly common. It is important to consider how those who are incarcerated respond to these bans and to the subsequent development of contraband tobacco markets. Since there are high rates of smoking in individuals who become incarcerated, along with high rates of chronic illnesses that are exacerbated by smoking, it is critical to examine whether there are health promoting changes in perceptions of and intentions toward smoking and other health behaviors that can be maintained on release to the community. Interviews with incarcerated men experiencing a prison smoking ban revealed their responses to being smoke-free, reactions to the presence of contraband smoking, and the influences of this experience on their intentions to smoke following release. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Prison smoking policies
Index Term(s): Inmate health ; Inmate drug treatment ; Inmate preventive health education ; Prison contraband ; Tobacco use ; Wisconsin
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Grant Number: 5P50DA019706
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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