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[Illinois] Sheriff introduces e-cigs at jail

Knox County Sheriff is going to start selling specially designed electronic cigarettes to inmates in the county jail. Sheriff David Clague told a Knox County Board committee Monday night he found a vendor, Newman & Ullman in Pekin, that distributes “Neull
Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail
added Jul 19, 2014 13:42
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[Australia] Queensland prisoners caught smoking 222 times since ban, mainly tea leaves

PRISONERS have been caught out 222 times since a smoking ban was imposed, in Queensland jails, with most found lighting up on tea leaves. But officials claim only “minor rule infractions” since the May ban and, despite not releasing the number of smokin
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Jul 7, 2014 16:01
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[UK] Tobacco taken during Leyhill prison break-in

Thieves broke in to a prison near Bristol twice and stole thousands of pounds worth of "tobacco products", the BBC has learned. During the first raid, £25,000-worth of tobacco was stolen from a courier depot at HMP Leyhill in April 2013.
BBC Online
added Jun 16, 2014 09:37
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[Australia] Prisoners 'bashed' during smoking ban riot

ACCUSED drug cartel go-between Peter Nash has now joined other prisoners who claim they were bashed by riot police during a May 5 protest at Wacol's Arthur Gorrie prison after protest against smoking bans.
CQ News (Central Queensland News Publishing Company) (au)
added Jun 9, 2014 18:50
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[Australia] Queensland prisoners smoke tea leaves soaked in nicotine after smoking ban

Prison officers claim the smoke-free ban has led to a lucrative black-market in contraband tobacco. The ban was rolled out statewide on May 5.
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 15, 2014 10:38
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[Australia] Inmates charged over Queensland prison smoking ban protest

ELEVEN inmates have been charged with staging a rooftop protest over a smoking ban at a prison west of Brisbane. Five prisoners allegedly climbed out of an exercise yard and onto the roof of the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre in Gatton last week
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 15, 2014 09:35
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[Alabama] E-cigs giving assist in jails - TimesDaily: Crime

“We’ve been allowing the inmates to purchase the (electronic cigarettes) for 2-3 months, and it is working well,” Mitchell said. “We can already tell a difference in the inmates’ attitudes.” Franklin and Lauderdale counties also have started selling the
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added May 12, 2014 19:30
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[UK] Prison staff fuming after smoking ban put on hold ($$)

A pilot scheme to ban smoking in prisons in the south west has been abandoned because it was feared that it could provoke disturbances. Prison governors were told last year by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) that a decision had been made t
Times Of London (uk)
added May 12, 2014 10:27
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“They Are Not Taking Cigarettes From Me . . . I’m Going to Smoke My Cigarettes Until the Day I Die. I Don’t Care If I Get Cancer”: Smoking Behaviors of Men Under Community Supervision in New York City

Given the rapid growth of individuals under community supervision, public health and policy makers are missing an opportunity to develop strategies that promote smoking cessation treatments, especially among men who are serving parole or probation and dur
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 9, 2014 12:18
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[Tennessee] Rutherford, Sumner, other jails allow e-cigarettes

Jails in Tennessee — including Sumner and Rutherford counties — are allowing inmates to smoke electronic cigarettes behind bars to help pacify what can be a rowdy population, but also as a revenue source. These disposable e-cigarettes, which usually cost
The Tennessean
added May 5, 2014 21:55
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