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[UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban overturned by court of appeal

A compulsory, immediate ban on smoking in prisons has been overturned by the court of appeal, allowing the Ministry of Justice to introduce its own voluntary, phased controls. Bans affecting three jails in Wales came into effect in January. The MoJ said
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 8, 2016 18:12
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[UK] Prison bosses braced for lawsuits from ex-lags after report warns of passive smoking dangers

A new secret report into the dangers of passive smoking in prisons is set to spark compensation claims by LAGS - running into millions of pounds. Murders, rapists and paedophiles who were non-smokers in jail will be “lining up” for huge paydays - with c
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 7, 2016 17:34
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[UK] Government looking to overturn smoking law in prisons

A High Court judge declared in March last year that the ban on smoking in public places applies to state prisons and all Crown premises....The judge acknowledged concerns in the Prison Service over the impact of his decision on “prisoners who feel the nee
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:25
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[UK-Scotland] Gangland hit man William Gage loses jail smoking challenge

Gage, 43, whose parents died of cancer after smoking, said he was vulnerable to tobacco smoke at Shotts jail ...A judge has now ruled there is nothing illegal about his prison conditions...prison cells were deemed as private residences, making them exemp
BBC Online
added Dec 16, 2015 18:13
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[UK-Scotland] Gangland hit man William Gage in jail smoking challenge

A man who is serving a life term for a gangland murder has taken the Scottish government to court over fears he may develop cancer from passive smoking. William Gage, 43, was convicted of shooting 30-year-old Justin McAlroy six times outside his home in
BBC Online
added Oct 24, 2015 03:37
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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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[Tennessee] Sheriff's Office suspends partnership with Georgia e-cigarette company

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has suspended business operations with a Georgia-based electronic cigarette retailer, according to a RCSO spokeswoman. As of Tuesday, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office suspended JailCigs from conducting business wi
Murfreesboro (TN) News-Journal
added Apr 14, 2015 01:24
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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] 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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[UK] Prison staff and inmates face possible prosecution under smoking ban laws

If this ban does end up being introduced, it should in theory stop that in one swoop. But implementing it would require greater provision of stop-smoking aids, such as nicotine patches, and careful policing to stop cigarettes being smuggled in. But it's
BBC Online
added Mar 6, 2015 12:47
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