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[Australia] Warnings on black market cigarettes

THE Prisoners Advisory Legal Service has warned of a cigarette black market and increased inmate tension for when Tasmanian prisons go smoke-free early next year. The state government’s Smoke-free Prison Project is already being rolled out, with all in
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:39

E-cigarettes made especially for inmates

It will be important to monitor the impact of the increasing availability of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to jail and prison populations on several factors specific to this unique environment, such as smoking behaviours during incarceration
Tobacco Control
added Nov 16, 2014 21:45

MALONE: Power relations and the public health challenge

we must find new ways to be ‘better together’ by partnering with those communities that are hardest-hit by the suffering tobacco products cause. It's hard to do, and many tobacco control leaders simply don't know how to do it. The very first step is cult
Tobacco Control
added Nov 16, 2014 21:43

[New York, Wisconsin] Dr. Zorba: Woman wants to help husband stop smoking

Now, I’m not suggesting you put your husband in prison to get him to quit smoking, but I am suggesting you show him this information. In my home state of Wisconsin, nearly one in five still smoke. A pack-a-day habit costs nearly $3,000 every yea
Buffalo (NY) News
added Nov 15, 2014 09:09

Pussy Riot: Russian Prisoners Are 'Treated Like Cattle' And Casually Beat Up

The pair, who launched a prison reform project and a media website, Mediazona...said that....female inmates caught smoking are punished by being forced to dig a huge symbolic grave to drop their cigarette in
Business Insider
added Nov 14, 2014 22:36

E-Cig Sales Help Fund Oklahoma County Jails

One way is to sell e-cigarettes to inmates. Washington and Muskogee Counties already do it and Rogers County just got approval. The specially made e-cigarettes are sold for $10 a piece to the inmates and are good for 500 puffs which is the equivalent to
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Nov 13, 2014 21:19

[UK-Scotland] Barlinnie prisoners could be forced to give up cigarettes as health chiefs look to make jail smoke-free zone

Health chiefs are trying to find a way to make the notorious Glasgow jail a smoke-free zone. Despite the smoking ban in public places coming into force in 2006, prisoners are allowed to light up in their cells. It’s believed 75 per cent are addicted to
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 13, 2014 10:03

Death rates in prisons from smoking-related illnesses are higher than in the general US population

the research shows the most common causes of death related to smoking among people in prison were lung cancer, ischemic heart disease, other heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic airways obstruction.
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 23, 2014 09:34

[Australia] Smoking ban leads to increase in assaults on prison staff: union

ELEANOR HALL: The Queensland Law Society is calling for a review into the ban on smoking in prisons in response to reports that it sparked an increase in assaults on prison guards. The Queensland union which represents prison officers says assaults have
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 15, 2014 06:59

[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco campaigners, rights group fight over smoking in jails

With the Prisons Department implementing smoking ban in the jails, the issue has taken a curious turn with some human rights groups strongly opposing the ban, while the anti-tobacco campaigners want the government not to revoke the decision.
Times of India
added Oct 13, 2014 20:37
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