Collaboration with Families Outside, King's College London, NHS Health Scotland, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow.
This study is seeking to understand two main questions: if/how smokefree prison policy impacts families when a relative is in custody and how to reduce smoking-related harms in people in or released from smokefree prisons and the households they return to.
The researchers will answer these questions using five methods. 1) reviewing literature on interventions aimed at changing smoking behaviours at home and literature on relapse to smoking after release from smokefree prisons. 2) interviewing people in custody and prison staff. 3) Interviewing people who have a family member in a smokefree prison. 4) Adapting and testing a household-based intervention to reduce smoking-related harms. 5) Updating economic modelling on the lifetime cost effectiveness of smokefree prison policy.