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[UK] Passive smoking in prison not a breach of human rights - Court of Appeal

This case raises the question of whether it is a breach of a non-smoking prisoner’s Convention right to respect for his private life and to equality of access to such rights (ECHR Articles 8 and 14) to compel him to share a cell with a smoker. The appel
UK Human Rights Blog (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:21
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[Illinois] E-Cigarettes Allowed in White County Jail

He hopes electronic cigarettes will stop inmates from sneaking in contraband and also bring in some money for the sheriff's department. The prisoners will be charged $13.50 for each e-cigarette. All the revenue will go toward improvements at the jail.
WSIL-TV Channel 3 (Carterville, IL)
added Sep 4, 2013 11:07
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[New Zealand] NZ Report: Smoke-free prisons a success

New Zealand's ban on smoking in prisons has been a success, a report says, but some prisoners are so desperate they soak tea leaves in nicotine from their quitting patches and lighting them by fiddling with power sockets and light bulbs.
TV3 (nz)
added Oct 23, 2012 18:29
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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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[Indiana] 7 undercover inmates spent 2 months in jail — here are the most outrageous things they witnessed

Inmates often invented bizarre homemade drugs to catch a buzz, such as a "crack stick," made from an electronic cigarette filter. To make a crack stick, inmates crushed the e-cigarette filter and then wrapped it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoked it
Business Insider
added May 28, 2016 16:47
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[Czech Republic] Právo: Convicted murderer beats Czech prisons in smoking dispute

A Prague court met the complaint by Albert Zirovnicky, a murderer in jail, on Friday when it decided that the Prison Service has to pay 200,000 crowns to him, a non-smoker, for infringing on his fundamental right to health by failing to observe the smokin
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Apr 11, 2016 14:00
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Why American Prisons Are Pushing E-Cigarettes On Inmates

sheriffs who want them the most. Why? In a nutshell, money: E-cigarettes are a cash cow...private jail e-cigarette vendors have popped up with names like “JailCigs” and “eCigs 4 Inmates” and “CrossBar.” Their pitch to sheriffs is enticing: The companies s
IBT - International Business Times
added Apr 24, 2015 14:27
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEWPOINT: Brazoria move to allow smoking during interrogation makes sense

it makes sense. When Brazoria City Council voted last week to allow smoking in the police department’s interrogation room, it would have been easy for folks who are against the unhealthy habit, and the second-hand smoke it creates, to protest.
The Facts (Clute, TX)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:23
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[UK] Prisoners offered e-cigarettes in a bid to ban smoking in Britain's jails

A pilot project has been launched at three jails following calls for fags to be scrapped over fears for the health of staff, visitors and non-smoking inmates. Plans to ban cigarettes had to be postponed earlier this year amid concerns convicts would cau
The Mirror (uk)
added Jan 5, 2015 15:24
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[UK] Isle of Man prisoner's e-cigarette appeal rejected

A prisoner's appeal to be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes in jail has been rejected by the Manx government on health and safety grounds. The home affairs department said not enough is known about the health implications of electronic cigarettes to sanction
BBC Online
added Nov 4, 2013 20:13
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