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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

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

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
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