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Prisoners and prison staff express increased support for prison smoking bans following implementation across Scotland: results from the Tobacco In Prisons study

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  • Contributors HS and ED are Co-Investigators and KH is the Principal Investigator of the Tobacco In Prisons study and therefore all contributed to the overall study design; AB is Research Assistant to the study. All contributed to survey content and management, which was led by HS. HS conceived and conducted the analyses presented here and first-drafted the manuscript. All authors contributed to subsequent drafts and approved submission.

  • Funding This study was funded by Chief Scientist Office (, grant number (SPHSU-12); Medical Research Council (, grant number (MC_UU12017/12) and Public Health Research Programme (, grant number (15/55/44).

  • Competing interests HS is a member of the ASH Scotland Board and its Policy and Development Committee and chairs the Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance Research Group.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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