Barriers and facilitators of maintained smoking abstinence following release from smoke-free prisons: A qualitative enquiry.


Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]


The prevalence of smoking among people entering prisons is high. Despite increasing adoption of prison smoke-free policies, relapse to smoking after release from prison is nearly universal, and policy to effectively mitigate this is largely absent. Informed by a risk environment framework, we aimed to identify key barriers and facilitators to maintaining smoking abstinence among former smokers released from smoke-free prisons.


Motivation,Prisoners,Smoke-free policy,Social support,Tobacco,