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[California] Judge Rules Pfizer Will Face Trial Over Chantix Impact on Inmate

Shabsis filed his lawsuit in December 2014, alleging that his breakdown occurred "in part or in whole" because he was taking Chantix.
NBC Los Angeles
added Aug 5, 2018 06:22
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Inmate Gets OK To File 2nd Complaint Over Tobacco Ban ($$)

a Missouri federal judge found that “numerous defects” render a plaintiff unlikely to succeed on his claim that the rights of Native American inmates were violated when the Missouri Department of Corrections instituted a policy prohibiting tobacco (Scotty
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 23, 2018 18:30
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[UK] Smoking ban and staff shortage led to Wiltshire prison riot, court told

A ban on smoking and short-staffing led to a prison riot with inmates causing “many thousands of pounds worth of damage”, a court has heard. Luke Needham, 30, Andrew Alford, 41, and Deno Harrison, 23, are on trial at Winchester Crown Court charged with
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:11
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Two-time killer, not state leaders, changes smoking policy in Missouri prisons

arguably the most sweeping change — a complete tobacco ban — will soon happen courtesy of a former death-row inmate named Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, who claimed the state was allowing him to die from secondhand smoke.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 20:48
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[UK] Prisoner loses Supreme Court bid to enforce a smoking ban in jails despite complaints that exposure to 'second-hand' smoke made his health worse

That means that thousands of Government buildings could now not be covered / Supreme Court President Lady Hale announced that appeal was being dismissed 'with considerable reluctance'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:18
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[UK, UK-Wales] Smoking ban doesn’t apply to prisons... or job centres

In a unanimous judgment, the court said that the ban on smoking in pubs and other public spaces, which was introduced in 2006, exempts crown premises, including many government buildings. The ruling means that it is not a criminal offence for prisoners
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 18:08
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[UK] Inmate loses jail smoking ban fight at Supreme Court

He had been challenging the decision of the appeal judges that a legal ban on smoking in public places did not apply to public sector prisons. The case centred on the 2006 Health Act which places restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces, m
BBC Online
added Dec 20, 2017 15:02
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[UK-Wales] Smoking ban cannot be enforced in jails, UK supreme court rules

A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations. The unanimous judgment
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 15:01
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[UK] ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT / SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE Appellant - and - PAUL BLACK Respondent

The issue that arises in this appeal is whether Part I of the Health Act 2006 ("the Act"), which contains prohibitions on smoking in certain places and introduces various mechanisms by which such prohibitions are to be enforced, applies to Crown premises
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 16:24
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[UK] Prisoner takes fight against illicit smoking in jails to Supreme Court

Black, who suffers from a range of serious health problems, has taken his case to the Supreme Court in a bid to win what he says is the same level of protection from the risks posed by passive smoking as "non-smokers living in the wider community". Tuesda
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:33
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