UK experience of smoke-free young offenders institute

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7533.120 (Published 12 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:120
  1. Ruth R Kipping, public health specialist trainee (rrkipping@yahoo.co.uk),
  2. June Martin, smoking cessation and tobacco control coordinator,
  3. Lee Barnes, deputy director
  1. South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust, Bristol BS16 7FH
  2. South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust, Bristol BS16 7FH
  3. Ashfield Young Offenders Institute, Bristol BS16 9QJ

    Editor—Lincoln et al report the US experience of smoke-free prisons.1 We report experience in Ashfield Young Offenders Institute, a prison in South Gloucestershire which accepts remand and sentenced young people between the ages of 15 and 18. Ashfield introduced a smoke-free policy on 1 February 2005. Smoking is not permitted in the prison by young offenders …

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