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Journal supplement points out disparities among African-American, white smokers

a supplement to the April issue of the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research...“That the decline has stalled in the last 22 years is, to me, very sad news. I think it’s about the industry working really hard to keep this market,” says Gary A. Giovino, prof
University of Buffalo
added Apr 14, 2016 01:00

[UK] Death blamed on smoking ban in jail ($$)

A prisoner has killed himself after the jail where he was serving his sentence banned smoking on health grounds. Dean George, 40, was found dead in his cell at Swansea prison, one of eight taking part in a no-smoking trial. Prisoners said that tensions w
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 13, 2016 23:36

[UK] Prisoner Suicide Over Smoking Ban

A prisoner has killed himself after allegedly being stopped from smoking in Swansea jail. Inmate Dean George, 40, was found dead in his cell at one of eight jails trialling the "no smoking" ban on health grounds.
Swansea Sound (uk)
added Apr 15, 2016 10:24

[UK] Prisoner who threatened to kill himself over jail smoking ban found dead in his cell

The source said tensions are running high over the smoking ban, adding: “Dean George was found dead because of the smoking ban. He told the staff he was going to do it.
The Mirror (uk)
added Apr 12, 2016 22:00

[Czech Republic] Právo: Convicted murderer beats Czech prisons in smoking dispute

A Prague court met the complaint by Albert Zirovnicky, a murderer in jail, on Friday when it decided that the Prison Service has to pay 200,000 crowns to him, a non-smoker, for infringing on his fundamental right to health by failing to observe the smokin
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Apr 11, 2016 14:00

[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: How can smoking be a lifestyle choice when most want to stop?

The clear implication is that we must reject any suggestion of blaming people for their “lifestyle choices”, health or poverty. Nor should we abandon people... Scotland’s next administration should commit to concerted action across government departments
The Scotsman (uk)
added Apr 6, 2016 14:27

[UK-Wales] This is what will happen when smoking is banned in Welsh prisons, according to a charity

A smoking ban in Wales’ prisons will punish the most vulnerable in society and could cause mental health problems, it has been claimed. The ban is being phased in across Wales and is due to start in Cardiff on April 11. “It’s punitive, really,” said Ja
WalesOnline (uk)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:19

[Kentucky] Former prison nurse sentenced for taking money for tobacco

A former prison nurse in Kentucky has been sentenced to a year behind bars for smuggling tobacco into the prison in exchange for payments from inmates. The U.S. attorney's office says U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves sentenced 47-year-old Michael Hardin
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 21:31


This news threw the local casino industry into a tizzy over fears that the ban would affect casino revenues. Slot organizers association ROMSLOT executive director Violeta Radoi told “European experience has shown that in other countries,
added Mar 17, 2016 12:33

[UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban overturned by court of appeal

A compulsory, immediate ban on smoking in prisons has been overturned by the court of appeal, allowing the Ministry of Justice to introduce its own voluntary, phased controls. Bans affecting three jails in Wales came into effect in January. The MoJ said
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 8, 2016 18:12
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