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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
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[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
SBWire
added May 15, 2013 13:33
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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
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[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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[New Zealand] Lawyer defends smoking ban in prisons

Arthur Taylor says as most of the New Zealand population can smoke in their home if they choose to, inmates should also be allowed to
TV3 (nz)
added Aug 8, 2012 00:06
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[Canada] Jailhouse smoking struggle continues

A local correctional officer who’s been fighting for over three years to include provincial jails in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act is taking his fight to the next level. Keith Berry, a 31-year veteran correctional officer at the St. Lawrence Valley Correc
Brockville (Ont) Recorder and Times (ca)
added Dec 28, 2016 14:00
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Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds

“[Ramen] is easy to get and it’s high in calories,” Gibson-Light said. “A lot of them, they spend their days working and exercising... Five tailor-made cigarettes – worth $2.00 – can be bought for one pack of ramen.
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 14:07
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Report: Florida Prisons Either Need To Fully Ban Tobacco Or Allow Everyone To Have It

Currently, Florida’s correctional employees can have tobacco products, while most inmates can’t. A report by CGL, an independent consulting firm, advises the prison agency either do away with the policy or allow everyone to have it. Brad Sassatelli with
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Jan 12, 2016 03:01
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] GUMBURA SMUGGLED 960 CIGARETTES BRICKS INTO JAIL

The 960 bricks of cigarettes that were smuggled into Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison by jailed Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura were used by inmates to pay bribes to their sodomy victims.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 12, 2016 02:57
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[Australia] Desperate prisoners inject toxic nicotine-patch brew as tobacco ban takes toll

A Victorian prisoner is in a serious condition while several others have fallen ill after injecting or smoking a toxic concoction of nicotine patches, tea leaves and, in some cases, battery acid. The problem comes as the state's prison system struggles w
The Age (au)
added Sep 17, 2015 17:31
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