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Implementing a Smoke-free Policy in an Inpatient Withdrawal Unit

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 January 2014

Brian R McAvoy*
Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services Alcohol and Drug Service, Universities of Auckland, Melbourne, Monash and Queensland, Capri Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Julie J Yallop
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Address for correspondence: Brian R. McAvoy, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Capri Hospital, 160 Waipuna Road East, PO Box 62044, Auckland, New Zealand. E-mail:


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