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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Prisoners should be free to smoke outside

A ban on outdoor smoking in such circumstances can only have ethical justification on openly paternalistic grounds: a ban is good for the health of smoking prisoners, because it would effectively force them to quit. But this is not a course of action tha
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 24, 2014 12:49
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[North Carolina] Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates

There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:47
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[Australia, UK] NSW to follow Queensland and NT in outlawing smoking in prisons

The attorney general, Brad Hazzard, announced on Wednesday that NSW prisons would be cigarette-free in a year’s time, following similar recent bans in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New Zealand. Hazzard admitted it would not be an easy transitio
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:18
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[UK, UK-Wales, USA] England and Wales one step closer to prison smoking ban

Smoking-related deaths in US prisons have fallen by 11 percent in state prisons which have long-term smoking bans in place, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. The study concluded that, following the effectiveness of the bans i
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Aug 8, 2014 12:36
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Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

Prison smoking bans significantly reduce inmates' risk of death from tobacco-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 6, 2014 09:48
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[USA] Prison tobacco control policies and deaths from smoking in United States prisons: population based retrospective analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings suggest that smoking bans have health benefits for people in prison, despite the limits they impose on individual autonomy and the risks of relapse after release.
British Medical Journal
added Aug 6, 2014 07:51
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[USA] Prison smoking bans linked to substantial fall in deaths among US inmates

Prison smoking bans are associated with a substantial reduction in deaths from smoking related causes, such as heart disease and cancer, finds a US study published on thebmj.com today. Smoking related deaths were cut by up to 11% in state prisons with lo
EurekAlert
added Aug 6, 2014 01:00
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[USA] Prison smoking bans linked to substantial fall in deaths among US inmates

Prison smoking bans are associated with a substantial reduction in deaths from smoking related causes, such as heart disease and cancer, finds a US study published on thebmj.com today. Smoking related deaths were cut by up to 11% in state prisons with lo
Science Codex
added Aug 6, 2014 00:59
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[Illinois] Sheriff: No e-cigarettes for Sangamon County Jail inmates

Despite the practice gaining traction in some Illinois county jails, Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson said allowing inmates to purchase and use electronic cigarettes in his jail is not something he’s presently interested in.
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Aug 5, 2014 16:47
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[USA, South Carolina] Drone crashes during attempt to smuggle pot and cigarettes into U.S. maximum security prison

A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a U.S. maximum-security prison never made it inside the razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused of trying to sneak it in.
National Post (ca)
added Aug 1, 2014 19:56
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