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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] Inmate's appeal to ban smoking in jails reaches Supreme Court

Five justices headed by president Lady Hale are considering whether the Crown is bound by the 2006 Health Act, which includes the ban on smoking in public places introduced in 2007. Black's lawyers have said the sex offender, who has been serving an inde
BBC Online
added Nov 4, 2017 15:28
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Double-murderer wins court order forcing Missouri prisons to ban smoking

Simmons, 53, now known Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, has asthma. In court filings that go back a decade, he insisted on his right to breathe unencumbered. Last week, he won a court judgment ordering Missouri state prisons to be smoke-free by April 1.
Laredo (TX) Morning Times
added Sep 26, 2017 15:19
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[UK] Prisoners CAN light up behind bars as workplace ban doesn't apply to jails

Prisoners can carry on lighting up behind bars – after judges ruled a ban on smoking in public places does not apply to jails. It came after Government lawyers warned that a “particularly vigorous” crackdown on the habit in state prisons could trigger t
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:50
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[UK] Prisoners will be allowed to smoke in their cells after senior judges rule ban on lighting up in public places did not apply to state-run jails

Inmates in state-run prisons have won back the right to smoke in cells / The Court of Appeal overturned 2007 smoking ban covering public places / Sex offender Paul Black initially brought attention to the case / He claimed health problems due to second-h
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:25
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[UK-Scotland] Hitman serving life for murder takes ministers to court over cancer fears

Gage has asked judges to rule it is unlawful to detain him in conditions where he is exposed to tobacco smoke... Gage, 43, has made repeated complaints to authorities at Shotts jail - a relatively modern prison - where he has been held since 2004, about b
Evening Times (uk)
added Oct 24, 2015 03:23
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[UK] Smoking ban in prisons could cause jail riots

A WAVE of prison riots could be sparked after a paedophile won a court ruling to ban smoking in jails.
The [London, UK] Express
added Mar 6, 2015 12:46
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[UK] Prisoner wins landmark ruling to ban smoking in jail

A High Court judge made the ruling despite fears that rigorously imposing the ban could lead to unrest in the jails of England and Wales. The judge rejected Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's argument that the 2006 Health Act, which makes smoking a crimi
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:44
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[UK] Ban on smoking in public places could be extended to communal areas of prisons after ruling by the High Court

Mr Justice Singh says smoking ban should apply to all Crown premises / Comes after case was brought by Paul Black, an inmate at HMP Wymott / He claims he suffers health problems caused by second-hand smoke / Government say criminalising smoking could l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:43
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[Australia] AWOFESO: Why fund smoking cessation programmes in prisons?

British Medical Journal
added Apr 8, 2005 00:00
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