Nicotine & Tobacco Research (September 19, 2017, Epub ahead of print).

A new article from the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal explores the implications of smoking and tobacco-free policies in women's residential substance use disorder facilities. The purpose of this study was to: (1) describe the role of smoking in the lives of women in residential SUD treatment; (2) explore perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to tobacco-free policy among women in residential SUD treatment.

Tobacco-free policies have many benefits, including improved health, support for continued abstinence from a previous tobacco-free placement (e.g., prison), and less grounds up-keep. Barriers include the lack of an alternative coping mechanism, fear that a tobacco-free policy would drive away clients and anticipation of implementation challenges.




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