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[UK-Wales] Government claims Swansea prison rooftop protest was not related to smoking

"This is not related to the recent smoking ban. We believe they were recovering contraband items." Another woman, who said she was the partner of one of the men on the roof, also insisted the protest was over the ban.
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Apr 18, 2016 22:42
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[UK-Wales] Swansea Prison rooftop protest RECAP: Smoking ban blamed for incident

THREE inmates staged a rooftop protest on Swansea prison - as friends outside blamed rising tensions inside on the facility's smoking ban. Onlookers said the men had first been spotted on the roof of the Oystermouth Road site some time before midday. The
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Apr 18, 2016 14:20

[Australia] NT prison smoking ban paved way for nation

The evaluation of the smoke-free policy, carried out by the Menzies School of Health Research, said patch misuse was a key finding for correctional jurisdictions to consider when planning smoke-free facilities. "It became the most problematic aspect of
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 11:56

[Australia] NT prison study finds smoke ban created black market in nicotine patches

A cigarette ban in Northern Territory jails was a success, but created an "unintended" black market in nicotine patches, according to a new report published by the Menzies School of Health.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 11:24

[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

[Australia] Successes and unintended consequences of the Northern Territory’s smoke-free prisons policy: results from a process evaluation

A comprehensive approach to creating support among staff and prisoners is important for smooth implementation of policies for smoke-free prisons. Planning should include assessment of prisoners’ preferred form of cessation support and strategies to minim
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 09:56

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 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
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