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[Canada] Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

Being behind bars puts people at greater risk for both developing certain types of cancer and dying from their disease, Canadian researchers found.... "Specific strategies that could prevent cancer in this population include smoking cessation
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 24, 2017 21:57
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[Australia] Seizure of tobacco at Cessnock Jail illustrates how black market has emerged in prisons following cigarette ban

TOBACCO-addicted maximum security prisoners are paying more than $20 for a single rolled cigarette in a black market trade which has erupted following the state’s prisons going smoke-free. A black market operation was uncovered at Cessnock jail on Monday
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:43
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[Australia] Sleeping on the job, playing on their phones and VERY lengthy cigarette breaks: Criminals serving community service caught slacking off on camera

Footage has emerged of criminals who have escaped jail time playing on their phones, doing push ups and smoking when they are supposed to be doing community work. Many offenders in Australia, some who have committed serious crimes, walk out of court wit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:08
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[Texas] Prison chaplain admits taking bribes to smuggle tobacco

BEAUMONT, TEXAS A federal prison chaplain has admitted taking bribes from inmates in return for smuggling cigarettes and tobacco into the Southeast Texas facility. Eric S. Patrick of Nederland, Texas was chaplain at the maximum-security U.S. Penitentia
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 20, 2017 22:07
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[UK] Cigarette ban backfires behind bars as inmates smoking Spice DOUBLES

JAILBIRDS snuffing out ciggies in light of a prison ban are getting their fix smoking deadly Spice instead.
Daily Star (uk)
added Jan 16, 2017 15:17
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[Tennessee] U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold

opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants...a 14-count indictment stemming from an unauthorized plan to sell e-cigarettes to Rutherford County jail inmates through a company co-owned by Ru
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Jan 3, 2017 21:59
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[Canada] Jailhouse smoking struggle continues

A local correctional officer who’s been fighting for over three years to include provincial jails in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act is taking his fight to the next level. Keith Berry, a 31-year veteran correctional officer at the St. Lawrence Valley Correc
Brockville (Ont) Recorder and Times (ca)
added Dec 28, 2016 14:00
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[Saudi Arabia] British father, 48, languished in 'hellish' Saudi jail for three months for jostling a police officer before being allowed home

His fellow prisoners chain-smoked so heavily that the air was full of smoke, with police beating those who complained.... He said it was 'like hell', adding: 'You can't imagine the smoke. You couldn't see people's faces. Every minute, people were fightin
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 14, 2016 21:40
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FAZAL: An Australian Ex-Con Explains How to Make Cigarettes From Nicotine Patches

I'd always wanted to know how Micky crafted cigarettes without tobacco, papers, filters, or even any source of ignition, so I asked him to show me. He agreed, and after work picked me up from Holmesglen train station and guided me through life as an inca
Vice.com
added Nov 30, 2016 05:22
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BJMP to ban smoking in all jails

the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has said it will soon implement the “no smoking” policy in all district and city jails nationwide. BJMP Chief Director Serafin Barreto Jr. said smoking will no longer be permitted in all jails run by the
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:28
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