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[Australia] Smoking ban leads to increase in assaults on prison staff: union

ELEANOR HALL: The Queensland Law Society is calling for a review into the ban on smoking in prisons in response to reports that it sparked an increase in assaults on prison guards. The Queensland union which represents prison officers says assaults have
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 15, 2014 06:59
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[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco campaigners, rights group fight over smoking in jails

With the Prisons Department implementing smoking ban in the jails, the issue has taken a curious turn with some human rights groups strongly opposing the ban, while the anti-tobacco campaigners want the government not to revoke the decision.
Times of India
added Oct 13, 2014 20:37
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[Canada] Cognac, cigars and Facebook inside Montreal jail

Montreal's infamous Bordeaux jail is reviewing security procedures after an inmate posted Facebook photos of himself with fine cognac in one hand, a cigar in the other and finely sculpted pecs in-between.
Airdrie (Alb) Echo (ca)
added Sep 4, 2014 11:21
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[Canada] Cognac, cigars and Facebook inside Montreal jail

Montreal's infamous Bordeaux jail is reviewing security procedures after an inmate posted Facebook photos of himself with fine cognac in one hand, a cigar in the other and finely sculpted pecs in-between.
Airdrie (Alb) Echo (ca)
added Sep 4, 2014 11:21
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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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