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[Pennsylvania] Prison for tobacco seller who skirted IRS on bulk sales

A Stroudsburg tobacco distributor was sentenced to prison for skirting the IRS on cash payments and helping another business evade taxes, federal prosecutors said. Kamlesh Patel, 60, was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison and two years of supervised
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Feb 24, 2018 14:05
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[Oklahoma] Bill allows prison canteens to sell smokes to inmates

State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, said the nearly six-year ban on cigarettes sales and smoking inside prisons has caused nothing but problems for inmates, wardens and correctional employees. He’s proposing a controversial measure that would allow inmate
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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UK news media representations of smoking, smoking policies and tobacco bans in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policy-makers’ communications when engaging in discussion around smoke-free prison policies should draw on the generally smooth transitions to smoke-free prisons to date, and on evidence on health benefits of smoke-free environments and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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[UK] E-cigarette trial makes Isle of Man jail 'calmer and safer'

Allowing inmates to smoke e-cigarettes has made an Isle of Man jail "calmer and safer", a report has found. The six-month pilot was introduced after a 2008 ban on tobacco led to inmates smoking "illicit materials" like nicotine patches and tea bags. Int
BBC Online
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Guernsey] Prison smoking ban has led to better behaviour

Tobacco was banned at Les Nicolles on New Year’s Day 2013. ‘There were a number of initiatives rolled out at the same time which included increased purposeful activity and the use of disposable electronic cigarettes,’ said deputy governor Lou Arkle. ‘T
Guernsey Press
added Feb 8, 2018 18:15
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[UK] Inmates who joined in riot convicted of prison mutiny

problems began after a national prison smoking ban was being trialled at the site. He said: “As you can imagine it caused tensions to rise among prisoners as it was, frankly, a very unpopular move. “And like other public bodies, the prison was short-sta
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 7, 2018 00:32
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[Isle of Man, UK] Smoking stubbed-out at IoM Prison through e-cigarette scheme

The pilot scheme between April and October 2017 was the result of a partnership between IOM Prison in Jurby, Probation Service and the Public Health Directorate. It allowed offenders to purchase a controlled weekly supply of specialist e-cig devices, as
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 22:20
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[Isle of Man, UK] E-cig trial leads to improved behaviour at prison

A trial of electronic cigarettes at the Isle of Man Prison led to improved behaviour and more prisoners seeking stop smoking support. The Prison and Probation Service and Public Health Directorate ran a six-month trial last year, allowing prisoners to u
Energy FM (im)
added Feb 5, 2018 14:54
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[UK] Prisoners handed €2.6m for toiletries and tobacco

Almost €2.6 million of taxpayers’ cash was doled out to prisoners in the form of “pocket money” for discretionary items last year, new figures have revealed. Every inmate receives a daily gratuity from the Irish Prison Service (IPS), which can be used t
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:26
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Two Muslims asylum seekers win High Court case as judge rules that allowing smoking and forcing them to pray by toilets at UK immigration detention centre breached their human rights

Mr Rahman had also complained about the smoky atmosphere caused when detainees lit cigarettes in cells... The judge concluded that legislation barred smoking in immigration removal centre cells. He said regulations would have to be amended for smoking to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 2, 2018 17:08
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