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Smoking Policies in Custodial Settings

With the support of Cancer Research UK, the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre (TCCC) has significant experience of managing smoking restrictions in custodial settings through work in the forensic psychiatry units of mental health trusts.  The TCCC also led the Department of Health’s implementation programme for compliance with the extension of the 2007 Smokefree Workplace and Public Places legislation to the Mental Health Services.

The organisation then investigated, in partnership with Smokefree FRESH North East and academics from the Universities of Coventry and Aberdeen, levels of exposure to secondhand smoke amongst prisoners and prison staff in two prisons in the North East of England.  The results of this study was subsequently included as part of an investigation into the feasibility of extending smokefree legislation to prison settings.

Download a review of smokefree policies in custodial settings.

Download report into Air Quality in Prisons in the North East of England

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