ERIC Number: EJ863434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Tobacco Smoking among Incarcerated Individuals: A Review of the Nature of the Problem and What Is Being Done in Response
Donahue, John J.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n7 p589-604 2009
Smoking is a major health problem, however the issue is even more pronounced among those incarcerated in prisons, where smoking rates are often three times that of the general population. While effective treatments have been demonstrated in the tobacco literature, research examining treatment within prisons is limited in scope. This article reviews the existing literature evaluating the extent of this problem, its demonstrated effects, and the responses by health care and correctional authorities. Overall, this problem is far reaching, and while there is trend toward curbing smoking within institutions, a great need for empirically-grounded treatments and prevention programs remains.
Descriptors: Smoking, Correctional Institutions, Prevention, Institutionalized Persons, Literature Reviews, Physical Health, Attitudes, Pollution, Intervention, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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