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Action on Smoking and Health UK, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training, Public Health England. [ASH] (2016) Briefing: Managing nicotine withdrawal in police custody. London: ASH. 8 p.

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This briefing is designed for police custody officers. Its purpose is to share good practice around managing nicotine withdrawal of detainees whilst they are in police custody. It covers the following:
• Effects on detainees of short term abstinence from cigarettes.
• How nicotine cravings can affect detainees’ behaviour and ability to participate appropriately in interviews.
• Provision of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) as a safe way to help manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:ASH
Date:2016
Pages:8 p.
Publisher:ASH
Corporate Creators:Action on Smoking and Health UK, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training, Public Health England
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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