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[Australia] The human rights implications of smoking bans in prisons: some international cases

A human rights perspective is one lens that reveals the complexity of attempts to regulate smoking in prisons, particularly by the implementation of bans. It will be interesting, given that Victoria does have human rights legislation, to see if the issue
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law blog (au)
added Aug 17, 2015 10:07

Smoke-Free Policies in U.S. Prisons and Jails: A Review of the Literature

increasingly common in prisons and jails, but evidence suggests they are not consistently implemented. Future studies should examine the health and economic outcomes of smoke-free policies in prisons and jails. By implementing smoke-free policies, prisons
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 9, 2015 13:16

“They Are Not Taking Cigarettes From Me . . . I’m Going to Smoke My Cigarettes Until the Day I Die. I Don’t Care If I Get Cancer”: Smoking Behaviors of Men Under Community Supervision in New York City

Given the rapid growth of individuals under community supervision, public health and policy makers are missing an opportunity to develop strategies that promote smoking cessation treatments, especially among men who are serving parole or probation and dur
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 9, 2014 12:18

2 southern Illinois jails allowing e-cigarettes

AP - Associated Press
added Oct 31, 2013 14:54

Court turns away challenge to tobacco-free prison

Kentucky's prisons can remain tobacco-free because the head of the state Department of Corrections has the authority to ban cigarettes and smokeless tobacco from the facilities, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday. A three-judge panel concluded th
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 13, 2013 22:57

[New Zealand] Career criminal continues fight against prison smoking ban

The Department of Correctons is fighting to stop career criminal Arthur Taylor in his bid to force Corrections to drop their ban on smoking in prison. On December 20 last year, the High Court in Auckland ruled in Taylor's favour finding the blanket ban (TVNZ)
added Mar 7, 2013 04:29

[West Virginia] Pastor wants tobacco ban lifted in prisons

Lifting the tobacco ban in West Virginia's correctional facilities would save the state "hundreds of thousands of dollars" and prevent officers from selling contraband to inmates, a pastor told a legislative panel Monday.
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Jun 26, 2012 03:32

[UK] Prisoners allowed to VAPE in their cells despite smoking ban riot at Walton jail

Jails across Merseyside are encouraging prisoners to take part in Stoptober this month, giving out advice to help them quit. The softer approach comes only a few weeks after riots broke out at Walton prison - reportedly caused by efforts to enforce a sm
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:31

[Tennessee] Dangerous pseudo-smokes or safe stress relief?

barely a month after media reported Arnold was an investor in JailCigs, a Georgia company co-owned by Chief Administrative Deputy Joe Russell and the sheriff's uncle, John Vanderveer, three state departments issued letters and an advisory to Tennessee she
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Jul 7, 2016 14:23

[Australia] Smoking ban under spotlight after Melbourne prison riot

Australian experts are split over whether smoking bans are a crucial advance in prison health or "a bridge too far" that can only spark unrest. On Tuesday, hundreds of prisoners lit fires, broke walls and smashed windows in a 15-hour riot at a Melbourne
BBC Online
added Jul 4, 2015 17:20
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