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Prisons are smoke-free

NHSGGC Quit Your Way Prison Service 

All prisons in Scotland became totally smoke-free environments on 30th November 2018.  This significant move reflects real concerns locally and nationally about the welfare of both those in custody and those who work there. 

The move to smoke-free prisons has resulted in a huge improvement in air quality in the prison and means that both individuals in custody and those that work there are no longer exposed to damaging levels of second hand smoke. 

To help those in custody who were smokers to cope in a smoke-free environment, the Quit Your way prison service provides free support with either nicotine replacement therapy & Champix® to individuals in HMP Barlinnie, HMP Low Moss and HMP Greenock who wish to become nicotine free. Individuals may self-refer at any time using the NHS self-referral form or can be referred by others involved in their care.   

Individuals coming into to prison who are untried, a current smoker or vaper and with no access to funds are referred to the Quit Your Way service and can be provided with nicotine replacement therapy to help manage their nicotine withdrawal symptoms.    

Individuals in prison who do not wish to attend Quit Your Way support services have the option of purchasing nicotine replacement products from Scottish Prison Service canteen if they wish to manage of their nicotine dependency themselves.

For further information contact Claire Murphy [email protected]