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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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[New Zealand] High Court upholds smoking ban for hospitals, but not for prisons

The contrasting outcomes provide a useful illustration of the approach taken in judicial review in New Zealand, including the critical nature of the relevant statutory provisions and the limits of challenging the substantive merits of an administrative de
International Law Office (uk)
added Jul 30, 2013 13:50
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[Canada] Prison smoking bans: clearing the air

"The fact is, a lot of inmates are smokers. It's part of the culture in prisons." Increasingly, however, governments are trying to change that part of prison culture. In 2014, Quebec will become the last province in Canada to ban smoking anywhere in its
Canadian Medical Association Journal (ca)
added May 13, 2013 04:09
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[Canada] Cognac, cigars and Facebook inside Montreal jail

Montreal's infamous Bordeaux jail is reviewing security procedures after an inmate posted Facebook photos of himself with fine cognac in one hand, a cigar in the other and finely sculpted pecs in-between.
Airdrie (Alb) Echo (ca)
added Sep 4, 2014 11:21
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[Illinois] Sheriff introduces e-cigs at jail

Knox County Sheriff is going to start selling specially designed electronic cigarettes to inmates in the county jail. Sheriff David Clague told a Knox County Board committee Monday night he found a vendor, Newman & Ullman in Pekin, that distributes “Neull
Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail
added Jul 19, 2014 13:42
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[UK] Prison staff fuming after smoking ban put on hold ($$)

A pilot scheme to ban smoking in prisons in the south west has been abandoned because it was feared that it could provoke disturbances. Prison governors were told last year by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) that a decision had been made t
Times Of London (uk)
added May 12, 2014 10:27
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[Guernsey, UK] VIDEO: Les Nicoles inmates are still lighting up

Guernsey's prison governor admits some inmates are still getting hold of tobacco, despite a smoking ban being introduced nearly a year ago.
ITV Channel Television
added Nov 1, 2013 08:01
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