Project

The Role of E-cigarettes in the Implementation of Smokefree Prisons and Ongoing Management

Funded by Cancer Research UK.

Collaboration with University of Glasgow.

This study aimed to explore the role of e-cigarettes in the implementation of smoke-free prisons and ongoing management of prisoner populations. The study involved interviews with staff and people in custody (prisoners) to better understand perspectives and experiences of e-cigarettes in the prison setting before and after the implementation of a smoking ban. The study also analysed prisoner spending on items such as tobacco, e-cigarettes and food and drink, against critical stages in the implementation and routine management of smoke-free prisons. This study extends other recently completed research (the Tobacco in Prisons Study, ‘TIPs’) which was designed to inform and evaluate the implementation of a smoking ban in Scotland’s prisons.

Total award value £87,242.83

People (3)

People

Professor Kate Hunt
Professor Kate Hunt

Professor, ISM

Ms Aileen Paton
Ms Aileen Paton

Research Co-ordinator, Institute for Social Marketing

Ms Aileen Paton
Ms Aileen Paton

Research Co-ordinator, Institute for Social Marketing

Outputs (4)

Outputs

Article

Brown A, O'Donnell R, Eadie D, Purves R, Sweeting H, Ford A, Bauld L & Hunt K (2021) Initial views and experiences of vaping in prisons: a qualitative study with people in custody preparing for the imminent implementation of Scotland's prison smokefree policy. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 23 (3), pp. 543-549. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa088

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