New Zealand leads the way in banning smoking in prisonsBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3923 (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3923
- Ruth Bonita, independent public health practitioner1,
- Robert Beaglehole, emeritus professor1
- 1University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
It is unfortunate that British prisons have no plans to become smoke free, as reported by Ginn in his excellent series on promoting health in prisons and referred to by Jackson.1 2 3 There was a sense of fatalism in Jackson’s remarks. Yet it need not be so.
On 1 July 2011, without incident, New Zealand became the first country in the …