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[UK] British prisoners smoking improvised roll-ups spark fire concerns

Guidance has been issued to the governors of UK prisons as inmates find imaginative alternatives to cigarettes in their newly smoke-free environments. According to reports on Monday, as well as fashioning improvised cigarettes, in some cases inmates caus
IBTimes (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:16

[Isle of Man, UK] eCig approval for Island prisoners

Plans to allow prisoners to smoke e-cigarettes have won unanimous backing from Island politicians. Tynwald has voted in favour of allowing custody rules to be changed so the eBurn device can be introduced to the Isle of Man Prison.
3FM (uk)
added Mar 29, 2017 15:02

[UK] E-cigarette pilot project at Isle of Man Prison

The Department of Home Affairs is proposing to permit the use of a specialist e-cigarette at the Isle of Man Prison as part of a six-month pilot project. The move is aimed at reducing the risks and harm being caused by prisoners using illicit smoking mat
Isleofman Dot Com (uk)
added Mar 14, 2017 15:42

[UK] Isle of Man prisoners could be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes in six-month pilot

It said a six-month pilot was aimed at reducing "risks and harm" caused by inmates smoking "illicit materials" like nicotine patches and tea bags. More than 800 power cuts have also been caused at the prison by inmates trying to light homemade cigarettes
BBC Online
added Mar 14, 2017 15:34


There has been an increase in levels of violence in the prison. Though levels are not as high as in many other prisons, this is of concern. There is anecdotal evidence that the smoking ban and an increase in the use of illicit substances is a contribut
Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) (uk)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:39

[UK] Prison smoking ban blamed for rise in assaults and vandalism

The report by the Independent Monitoring Board said: “There is no proof of a direct link with the ban. “But the indirect consequences of the increase in ­offences such as damage to property, assaults, possession of unauthorised articles and disobeying l
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:30

[UK-Wales] Prisoners are 'cooking nicotine tea' after they were banned from smoking at Cardiff Prison

Prisoners are increasingly cooking up their own “nicotine tea” and turning to legal highs such as Spice after a smoking ban was implemented at Cardiff Prison last year. A damning report reveals a “crisis” facing HMP Cardiff including staff shortages, the
WalesOnline (uk)
added Mar 3, 2017 20:37

[Ireland] Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

INMATES IN IRISH prisons who are trying to quit smoking will soon have access to electronic cigarettes. In a recent court case, the barrister for a defendant complained to the judge that the man had been advised for health reasons to stop smoking, but e-
The (ie)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:15

[Canada] Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

Being behind bars puts people at greater risk for both developing certain types of cancer and dying from their disease, Canadian researchers found.... "Specific strategies that could prevent cancer in this population include smoking cessation
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 24, 2017 21:57

[Australia] Seizure of tobacco at Cessnock Jail illustrates how black market has emerged in prisons following cigarette ban

TOBACCO-addicted maximum security prisoners are paying more than $20 for a single rolled cigarette in a black market trade which has erupted following the state’s prisons going smoke-free. A black market operation was uncovered at Cessnock jail on Monday
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:43
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