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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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[USA, South Carolina] Drone crashes during attempt to smuggle pot and cigarettes into U.S. maximum security prison

A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a U.S. maximum-security prison never made it inside the razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused of trying to sneak it in.
National Post (ca)
added Aug 1, 2014 19:56
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[Australia] NSW prisoners to be banned from smoking

Smoking in all NSW prisons is set to be banned within 18 months after the state's prison boss expressed his concern about the health effects lighting up in jails is having on staff and inmates. But the prison officers union said NSW risks becoming the l
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 29, 2013 21:13
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[New York] Cigarette bans at city jails fuel $200-a-pack black market, surge in arrests

Since January 2012, there have been 85 arrests in connection with the black market. A single cigarette at Rikers Island goes for $30 on average, jail sources say.
New York Daily News
added May 18, 2013 07:54
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[California] New Kids On The Block Won Over Prison Inmates With Smuggled Cigarettes

The band visited the prison during the peak of their boy bandpopularity in the late ’80s/early ’90s. ... “We smuggled cigarettes in on one of them and threw them out into the crowd,” continued McIntyre. “That’s how we won that crowd over. Nowadays we wo
KLLC-FM Alice@97.3 (San Francisco, CA)
added Apr 12, 2013 04:47
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Estonia to impose total smoking ban throughout all prisons

Smoking will be banned in all prisons across Estonia from October 1, 2017, according to a decree signed by the Estonian justice minister. "The smoking ban in prisons applies to both prisoners, detainees and the staff in order to protect health and promot
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 10, 2016 14:10
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[Africa] Zimbabwe Prison Inmates Receive Certificates in Tobacco Production

Fifteen inmates at Banket, Mashonaland West province’s semi-open prison, have graduated in tobacco production, a move which will ensure that they are successfully re-integrated into the Zimbabwean society. They joined 179 other inmates that have benefit
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:51
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[UK] Prison riot sparked by smoking ban as 130 lags moved jails

Two wings of the category-C jail were trashed when the caged jailbirds began to battle with each other. Staff struggled to control the chaos at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire after a rooftop protest... A pilot ban on smoking came into force on May 23 and
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:45
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[Australia] $300 for a pack of cigarettes: Smoking ban in NSW prisons creates thriving black market

But less than three months in, the ban on smoking in NSW prisons has created a thriving black market and at least one brawl has broken out among inmates desperate for their ciggie fix. Since smoking was banned in August, the price of a pack of cigarette
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 16, 2015 08:05
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[UK] RIGGINS: Of course smoking should be banned in prisons – it's time for inmates to start living like the rest of us

Let’s approach this logically: we don’t hand over bulging bags of heroin or cocaine to imprisoned addicts. Health professionals work tirelessly to help inmates kick the habit. So, instead of enabling cigarettes to be traded around like cash in a hive of
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 23, 2015 21:31
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