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In Rural Jails, E-Cigarettes Are a Calming Vapor

a growing number of sheriffs say they are selling e-cigarettes to inmates to help control the mood swings of those in need of a smoke, as well as address budget shortfalls, which in some jails have meant that guards are earning little more than fast-food
New York Times
added Jan 24, 2014 15:28
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[Australia] Newman Government's plan to ban smoking in prisons will lead to increase in self harm, says Sisters Inside CEO Debbie Kilroy

Sisters Inside CEO Debbie Kilroy said money spent on helping more than 80 per cent of Queensland's 6000 prisoners to quit smoking would be better directed towards more rehabilitation programs to reduce the risk of them reoffending once they left jail.
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Nov 3, 2013 23:51
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Alabama jail tries e-cigarettes for inmates

Inmates at the Russell County Jail in Phenix City are now able to buy electronic cigarettes. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells WRBL-TV that the electronic cigarettes went on sale Tuesday for $18 each. He said he hopes they will result in calmer,
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 11, 2013 15:07
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[Canada] Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

Being behind bars puts people at greater risk for both developing certain types of cancer and dying from their disease, Canadian researchers found.... "Specific strategies that could prevent cancer in this population include smoking cessation
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 24, 2017 21:57
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[North Carolina] Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates

There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:47
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[UK] Smoking ban ‘all legal challenges rejected’ / Clarification of Supreme Court ruling from HMPPS

The appeal was brought by an individual who supports the ban and was about a point of law, whether or not the 2006 Health Act – effectively the smoking ban – applies as a matter of law to Crown premises...The Supreme Court upheld the view that it does not
Inside Time (uk)
added Feb 27, 2018 21:35
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[Oklahoma] Bill allows prison canteens to sell smokes to inmates

State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, said the nearly six-year ban on cigarettes sales and smoking inside prisons has caused nothing but problems for inmates, wardens and correctional employees. He’s proposing a controversial measure that would allow inmate
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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Smoking Banned in Federal Prisons

Smoking in federal prisons will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new regulations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The moratorium applies to any tobacco products not authorized for religious purposes and extends to prison staff and visitor
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Dec 8, 2014 18:13
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[Alabama] E-cigs giving assist in jails - TimesDaily: Crime

“We’ve been allowing the inmates to purchase the (electronic cigarettes) for 2-3 months, and it is working well,” Mitchell said. “We can already tell a difference in the inmates’ attitudes.” Franklin and Lauderdale counties also have started selling the
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added May 12, 2014 19:30
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[Iowa] E-Cigarette's cause controversy at Gage County Jail

Opinions vary on whether Gage County Jail inmates should be able to buy and use electronic cigarettes from the jail’s commissary. Sheriff Millard Gustafson says the program has been underway for about a month and it provides a way for the detention facil
KMA Broadcasting (Shenandoah, IA)
added Dec 28, 2013 01:11
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