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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Smoke-free prisons will change attitudes and protect health

When Scotland’s indoor public spaces became smoke-free ten years ago, much of the media comment was about how damaging tobacco smoke is to people’s lungs and circulatory systems, and how it increases the risks of developing cancer. Tobacco smoke is no le
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 9, 2016 15:39
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[UK-Wales] 'Secret code words' plan to smuggle tobacco into Swansea Prison

A WOMAN was caught smuggling tobacco into Swansea Prison after the authorities listened to a phone call with an inmate which used a series of "code words". Swansea Magistrates Court heard a telephone conversation between Caroline Anne Jones and with her
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Sep 8, 2016 13:14
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Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds

“[Ramen] is easy to get and it’s high in calories,” Gibson-Light said. “A lot of them, they spend their days working and exercising... Five tailor-made cigarettes – worth $2.00 – can be bought for one pack of ramen.
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 14:07
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[Indonesia] EXCLUSIVE: Chain smoking, guzzling beer, lesbian threesomes and bringing up baby: Inside 'Body in a Suitcase' killer Heather Mack's life in Bali prison

Mack and Nadya are best friends in prison and seem to spend a lot of their time drinking the local Indonesian beer Bintang and smoking Marlboros, sources say.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 12, 2016 23:13
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[Tennessee] Dangerous pseudo-smokes or safe stress relief?

barely a month after media reported Arnold was an investor in JailCigs, a Georgia company co-owned by Chief Administrative Deputy Joe Russell and the sheriff's uncle, John Vanderveer, three state departments issued letters and an advisory to Tennessee she
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Jul 7, 2016 14:23
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[Africa] Zimbabwe Prison Inmates Receive Certificates in Tobacco Production

Fifteen inmates at Banket, Mashonaland West province’s semi-open prison, have graduated in tobacco production, a move which will ensure that they are successfully re-integrated into the Zimbabwean society. They joined 179 other inmates that have benefit
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:51
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[New Zealand] Five years of Smokefree prisons today

Corrections Minister Judith Collins says prisons are safer and healthier since smoking was banned five years ago today. On 1 July 2011, tobacco products, matches and lighters became unauthorised items in New Zealand prisons. “I was Minister of Correcti
New Zealand News Online (uk)
added Jul 1, 2016 15:31
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[UK] Prison riot sparked by smoking ban as 130 lags moved jails

Two wings of the category-C jail were trashed when the caged jailbirds began to battle with each other. Staff struggled to control the chaos at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire after a rooftop protest... A pilot ban on smoking came into force on May 23 and
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:45
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[Indiana] 'Crack stick' cooked up in cells, attacks over hash browns and rampant gay sex: Shock findings of seven undercover prisoners who lived in one of America's most violent jails for TWO MONTHS

the inmates had taken to making their own homemade highs, including one called 'crack stick'. They would make the drug by crushing an e-cigarette filter, wrapping it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoking it, Business Insider reported.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 28, 2016 16:49
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[Indiana] 7 undercover inmates spent 2 months in jail — here are the most outrageous things they witnessed

Inmates often invented bizarre homemade drugs to catch a buzz, such as a "crack stick," made from an electronic cigarette filter. To make a crack stick, inmates crushed the e-cigarette filter and then wrapped it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoked it
Business Insider
added May 28, 2016 16:47
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