Smoking cessation dilemmas in prison

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:29
  1. Julie Ann Colclough
  1. University of Dundee

    Helping prisoners to stop smoking can be a real conundrum. A delicate balance has to be struck between the equality of health care that prisoners deserve and the intricacies of running a secure prison. This year I had the opportunity to view this phenomenon in one of Britain's maximum security jails.

    The implementation of a workable smoking cessation programme was an uphill battle …

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