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LETTER: Smoking in Jail

We have also shown that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in former inmates. While e-cigarettes are being promoted as safer alternatives to cigarettes, their long-term effects are unknown.
New York Times
added Feb 5, 2014 09:59
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 18 inmates graduate in tobacco farming

ABOUT 18 prisoners graduated at Banket Semi Open Prison after completing a one-year tobacco farming course conducted by Tobacco Research Institute last Friday. Officer Commanding Mashonaland Region Senior Assistant
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jul 1, 2013 14:34
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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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[UK] Rioting prisoners took over wing of troubled jail 'beacuse they had been banned from smoking'

Rioting prisoners took over a wing of a troubled prison because they had been banned from smoking, it has been claimed. Prisoners chanting 'we want burn' took over HMP Birmingham last night prison demanding tobacco after refusing to return to their c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 4, 2017 14:37
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[UK-Wales] Prisoners in Wales win battle to be allowed to smoke in their cells after ban is rejected

But Assembly ministers in the Welsh government have rejected the ban, voting to exempt Welsh prisons after a report described smoking as "an integral part of prison life". The report said: "Smoking is reported to be a coping strategy to manage stressful
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Feb 4, 2016 12:57
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[UK] Jail unrest feared over smoking ban plans

Court ruling that Parc prison must go smoke-free triggers concern about reaction from inmates, 80% of whom smoke
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:22
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[UK] Prisoners get e-cigarettes in move to ban smoking in jails: Products now sold in three prisons as part of pilot scheme

Prison service said it was committed to banning cigarettes in jails / Prisons across Britain currently allow inmates to smoke in their cells / They are not allowed to smoke in communal areas or exercise yards / Of the total prison population, a staggering
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:54
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[Tennessee] Rutherford, Sumner, other jails allow e-cigarettes

Jails in Tennessee — including Sumner and Rutherford counties — are allowing inmates to smoke electronic cigarettes behind bars to help pacify what can be a rowdy population, but also as a revenue source. These disposable e-cigarettes, which usually cost
The Tennessean
added May 5, 2014 21:55
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[Nebraska] Supervisors split over e-cigarettes

The Gage County Sheriff’s Office later purchased 100 e-cigarettes for inmates and more than half have already been scooped up by the inmates, who can buy four and use one at any time. Jail administrator Lt. Tony Shepardson said the e-cigarettes were “se
Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun
added Dec 25, 2013 19:28
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UK news media representations of smoking, smoking policies and tobacco bans in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policy-makers’ communications when engaging in discussion around smoke-free prison policies should draw on the generally smooth transitions to smoke-free prisons to date, and on evidence on health benefits of smoke-free environments and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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