Journal article

"Evaluation of the ‘Quitters are winners’ course, a prison-based cessation pro-gram 2002–2007."

Judith Brewster, Molly McCarthy

CBRC RESEARCH PAPER SERIES | Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria | Published : 2009


Smoking rates amongst prisoners are considerably higher than the general community, with a recent study in NSW prisons suggesting as many as 79% of prisoners are current smokers1 . Prisoner populations face unique and significant challenges with regard to smoking cessation. In response to the unique needs of prisoner populations, Quit Victoria partnered with Corrections Victoria in 1998 to develop a tailored smoking cessation program for prisoners, entitled “Quitters are Winners”. This evaluation covers Quitters are Winners courses run from 2002 to 2007 across seven prisons around Victoria. The evaluation methodology consisted of a series of standardised interviews delivered at three ..

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