Amy Robinson, Helen Sweeting, Kate Hunt, Tobacco control, 2018

Prisoner smoking rates remain high, resulting in secondhand smoke exposures for prison staff and non-smoker prisoners. Several jurisdictions have introduced prison smoking bans with little evidence of resulting disorder. Successful implementation of such bans requires staff support. As news media representations of health and other issues shape public views and as prison smoking bans are being introduced in the UK, Robainson et al conducted content analysis of UK news media to explore representations of smoking in prisons and smoke-free prisons.

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