Justice-Involved Tobacco Cessation


The University of Colorado, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program (BWHP) is pleased to assist the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease (BTCD) to meet the tobacco cessation needs of Arizona’s tobacco users, with specific attention paid to priority populations. Individuals involved with Arizona’s criminal justice system will be a specific population of focus. BHWP will work with the state, counties, public service institutions, and other key stakeholders to articulate high-utility, realistic plans for meeting the demands of some of Arizona’s most at-risk tobacco users. These activities will be critical to creating a tobacco cessation continuity-of-care that is both scalable and sustainable across geographic and other state diversity. Activities include stakeholder forums, learning communities, and trainings, as well as providing direct technical assistance, consultation to BTCD. These efforts will assist in building a culture of learning and self-efficacy sustaining Arizona’s cessation programming.


You can find more webinars on the

BHWP YouTube Channel

Report – Providing Tobacco Cessation Services in Correctional Settings

Report – Corrections System Readiness and Recommendations

DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Toolkit for
Healthcare Providers

Priority Population: Justice-Involved
DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit

Prevalence and Patterns of Use

Binswinger et al (2014) – Prison Tobacco Control Policies and Deaths From Smoking in United States Prisons: Population Based Retrospective Analysis

Dumont et al (2015) – Incarceration and Perinatal Smoking: A Missed Public Health Opportunity

Cropsey et al (2010) Smoking Characteristics of Community Corrections Clients

Frank et al (2016) – Tobacco Use Among People Who Have Been in Prison: Relapse and Factors Associated with Trying to Quit

Winkelman et al (2019) – Tobacco Use Among Non-Elderly Adults With and Without Criminal Justice Involvement in the Past Year: United States, 2008-2016


Cessation Interventions

de Andrade & Kinner (2017) – Systematic Review of Health and Behavioral Outcomes of Smoking Cessation Interventions in Prisons

Munetz & Griffin (2006) – Use of the Sequential Intercept Model as an Approach to Decriminalization of People With Serious Mental Illness

Prisons and Criminal Justice Settings Stop Smoking Training: Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework



Clarke et al (2013) – Forced Smoking Abstinence-Not Enough for Cessation

Kennedy et al (2015) – Smoke-Free Policies in US Prisons and Jails: A Review of the Literature

Public Health Law Center (2012) – Tobacco Behind Bars: Policy Options for the Adult Correctional Population (A Policy Options Brief)

Thibodeau et al (2010) – Prerelease Intent Predicts Smoking Behavior Postrelease Following a Prison Smoking Ban

Wewers et al (2011) – Tobacco Use by Male Prisoners Under an Indoor Smoking Ban