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Systematic review of health and behavioural outcomes of smoking cessation interventions in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

While there is limited evidence to inform tobacco control policies in custodial settings, outcomes of this review suggest that cessation programmes/bans can be an effective mechanism to interrupt prisoner smoking behaviour when properly enforced.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 20:08
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[Pennsylvania] Guard charged in prison assault

told investigators that he told Zeiders the inmates’ plan to get the tobacco from the other inmate if the man would not give it up voluntarily. Police allege the inmates used a “shank” to threaten the inmate, and while Carroll and Ramsey stood as lookout
Altoona (PA) Mirror
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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[India] Awareness on tobacco and drugs at central jail, Dmu

An awareness programme on tobacco and drugs for inmates of central jail Dimapur was held on Tuesday wherein National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), district nodal officer, Dr. C Tetseo, gave a power point presentation on the harmful effects of tobacco
Nagaland Post (in)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:43
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[Isle of Man] E-cigarette move having positive impact

Midway through a trial period for e-cigarettes at Isle of Man Prison and it appears the measure is having a positive effect. The specialist devices - which are tamper proof - are issued with a unique index number so inmates are unable to swap them. It
Manx Radio (im)
added Jul 31, 2017 12:48
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[UK] 30 inmates, believed to be under the influence of 'prison hooch', staged the violent protest at HMP Hewell on Saturday

A VIOLENT protest involving 30 inmates was staged at Hewell prison over the weekend, in response to a new smoking ban, which comes into effect today (July 24). Specialist 'Tornado squads', equipped to deal with riots, were drafted in to the Hewell Lane
Worcester News (Newsquest [Worcester) Limited] (uk)
added Jul 24, 2017 15:16
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[UK-Wales] Parc Prison: Rise in violence since smoking ban

A rise in the number of violent and self harm incidents at Parc Prison could be linked to the smoking ban, a review has found. The report said the ban at the Bridgend site had been well-managed and some prisoners had since stopped smoking. But it said to
BBC Online
added Jul 21, 2017 15:06
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[Missouri] Charges Mount in Corruption Probe at Kansas City Jail

A federal crackdown on alleged bribery-related smuggling of such contraband as cigarettes, cell phones and prescription drugs into the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, has expanded with indictments accusing a fifth person and adding more charges agai
U.S. News & World Report
added Jul 20, 2017 19:35
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No home, no work, no family: the difficulties of rehabilitation for Russia’s ex-prisoners

We had a case where a shelter in the Perm region burned down. A number of residents died in the blaze; others were badly burnt. ...the reason for the fire became clear: the inmates had started smoking en masse in their rooms.
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 18:23
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Stub out smoking in prisons but do it with respect

non-smoking prisoners and staff are being subjected to high levels of second-hand smoke – the equivalent, in fact, of someone who lives with a smoker...if it is to work in the long term, the non-smoking policy also needs to be introduced carefully and wit
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 12:56
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[UK-Scotland] Inmates furious as bosses reveal date for smoke-free Scots prisons

“It will be a significant challenge. The percentage of people who smoke in prisons is much higher than the community at large. “I fully understand how difficult it will be for many in our care to give up smoking. We are committed to working alongside ou
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 12:54
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