This bulletin presents results from the 2012 National Prisoner Health Data Collection, focusing on smoking and smoking cessation behaviours of prisoners in Australia. In 2012, 84% of prison entrants were current smokers, which is around 5 times the proportion of the general community. Quitting smoking in prison is difficult: 35% of prisoners who were about to be released tried to quit during their time in prison, but only 8% were successful.
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Publication table of contents
- Smoking cessation
- Prison smoking bans and restrictions
- Analysis of the 2012 National Prisoner Health Data Collection (NPHDC)
- What does the NPHDC tell us about smoking behaviour among prison entrants and dischargees?
- Prison entrants' smoking status
- Smoking in prisons compared with in the general community
- Changes to smoking while in prison
- What are the common characteristics among prison entrants who were smokers?
- How do smoking behaviours interact with other aspects of prisoner health?
- Alcohol and other illicit drug use among smokers
- Physical health conditions
- Mental health and psychological distress
- What are some common characteristics of those who increased smoking while in prison?
- Do prisoners want to quit smoking and are they successful?
- Intentions to quit among prison entrants
- Attempts to quit smoking among prison dischargees
- What restrictions on smoking within prisons are in place?
- Discussion and future directions
- Related publications
- Verso page
- Suggested citation
AIHW 2013. Smoking and quitting smoking among prisoners 2012. AIHW bulletin no.119. Cat. no. AUS 176. Canberra: AIHW.