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Death rates in prisons from smoking-related illnesses are higher than in the general US population

the research shows the most common causes of death related to smoking among people in prison were lung cancer, ischemic heart disease, other heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic airways obstruction.
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 23, 2014 09:34

[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco campaigners, rights group fight over smoking in jails

With the Prisons Department implementing smoking ban in the jails, the issue has taken a curious turn with some human rights groups strongly opposing the ban, while the anti-tobacco campaigners want the government not to revoke the decision.
Times of India
added Oct 13, 2014 20:37

[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

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

Prison smoking bans significantly reduce inmates' risk of death from tobacco-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 6, 2014 09:48

[Illinois] Local Manufacturers Market Electronic Cigarettes to Jails

Create a cigarette substitute for prisoners. That was the goal for the founders of NeUll's more than a year ago, and in the middle of June this year, they launched their jail-safe electronic cigarette. "It's clear. You see all of the components here on t
added Jul 24, 2014 10:48

[Australia] Worried prison officials throw lavish cell block party ahead of smoke ban

PRISONERS are being given smoked oysters and ice cream to help calm nerves ahead of smoking bans that are keeping corrections officers on edge. From today, tobacco will no longer be able to be sold in some prison canteens, and a total smoking ban will be
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Apr 6, 2014 12:29

Florida Department of Corrections end cigarette ban in work camps: smoke em if you got em

Corrections officials quietly reversed a blanket ban on tobacco at prisons this summer and are now allowing inmates at work release centers to have up to 10 packs of cigarettes each.
WPTV NewsChannel 5 (West Palm Beach, FL)
added Sep 13, 2013 14:51

[New York] International Vapor Group: Smoking in Jail Costs More Than Just Time

The city’s cigarette tax is the highest in the nation at $5.85, and being imprisoned and caught with a whole pack of cigarettes could cost an inmate $200. International Vapor Group(IVG) can offer the city a smoking alternative that may alleviate smoking
added May 15, 2013 13:33

Forced Smoking Abstinence: Not Enough for Smoking Cessation

Forced tobacco abstinence alone during incarceration has little impact on postrelease smoking status. A behavioral intervention provided prior to release greatly improves cotinine-confirmed smoking cessation in the community.
Archives of Internal Medicine
added Apr 9, 2013 09:36

[UK, UK-Wales] Riot fears as cigarettes set to be banned from prisons in England and Wales to stop passive smoking compensation claims from officers

The Prison Service is introducing the ban following a long campaign from staff, who have objected to breathing in the second-hand smoke of inmates. Instead, the criminals will be offered electronic cigarettes or nicotine patches to satisfy their craving
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2013 13:32
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