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[UK] Prison smoking ban 'can be phased in' after Court of Appeal ruling

The ban on smoking in public places does not apply to state prisons, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Judges allowed a government appeal against a High Court ruling that the 2007 ban covered all public places and workplaces in England and Wales. The govern
BBC Online
added Mar 9, 2016 14:49
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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-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] 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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