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[UK] Government missing opportunity with e-cigarettes

The Science and Technology Committee publishes its Report, E-cigarettes. The Report reviews the current evidence base on the harmfulness of e-cigarettes compared to conventional cigarettes and looks at the current policies on e-cigarettes, including in N
UK Parliament (uk)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:15
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Letter: Ban on smoking by Corrections good for all West Virginians

The West Virginia Division of Corrections’ Jim Rubenstein needs to be applauded for having the ethical fortitude to ban the dangerous drug tobacco in 2008. He moved our state into the 21st century with his progressive forward thinking. The cost to taxpa
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jul 31, 2018 20:36
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[Georgia (Country)] New Smoking Regulations Take Effect Today

Smoking of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes and Hookah, will be prohibited in all enclosed areas, with the exception of houses, psychiatric clinics, penitentiary facilities and casinos. Smoking will only be permitted in designated areas in the ai
Georgia Today (ge)
added May 3, 2018 17:56
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[Guernsey] Prison smoking ban has led to better behaviour

Tobacco was banned at Les Nicolles on New Year’s Day 2013. ‘There were a number of initiatives rolled out at the same time which included increased purposeful activity and the use of disposable electronic cigarettes,’ said deputy governor Lou Arkle. ‘T
Guernsey Press
added Feb 8, 2018 18:15
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[UK] Prison trashed in nine-hour riot after cigarette ban - and warders warn of more problems to come

On Tuesday lags in the Langdale wing of HMP Haverigg, in Cumbria, staged a peaceful protest after they were told tobacco would not sold as part of the all-out ban. But anti-riot units were scrambled after violent confrontations broke out. A source said
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 28, 2017 22:43
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[Canada] Jailhouse smoking struggle continues

A local correctional officer who’s been fighting for over three years to include provincial jails in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act is taking his fight to the next level. Keith Berry, a 31-year veteran correctional officer at the St. Lawrence Valley Correc
Brockville (Ont) Recorder and Times (ca)
added Dec 28, 2016 14:00
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Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds

“[Ramen] is easy to get and it’s high in calories,” Gibson-Light said. “A lot of them, they spend their days working and exercising... Five tailor-made cigarettes – worth $2.00 – can be bought for one pack of ramen.
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 14:07
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Report: Florida Prisons Either Need To Fully Ban Tobacco Or Allow Everyone To Have It

Currently, Florida’s correctional employees can have tobacco products, while most inmates can’t. A report by CGL, an independent consulting firm, advises the prison agency either do away with the policy or allow everyone to have it. Brad Sassatelli with
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Jan 12, 2016 03:01
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] GUMBURA SMUGGLED 960 CIGARETTES BRICKS INTO JAIL

The 960 bricks of cigarettes that were smuggled into Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison by jailed Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura were used by inmates to pay bribes to their sodomy victims.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 12, 2016 02:57
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[Australia] Desperate prisoners inject toxic nicotine-patch brew as tobacco ban takes toll

A Victorian prisoner is in a serious condition while several others have fallen ill after injecting or smoking a toxic concoction of nicotine patches, tea leaves and, in some cases, battery acid. The problem comes as the state's prison system struggles w
The Age (au)
added Sep 17, 2015 17:31
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