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Two-time killer, not state leaders, changes smoking policy in Missouri prisons

arguably the most sweeping change — a complete tobacco ban — will soon happen courtesy of a former death-row inmate named Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, who claimed the state was allowing him to die from secondhand smoke.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 20:48
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[Missouri] AUDIO: Midday with J&W: No tobacco = healthy inmates or riots?

The problem is that when someone isn't it nicotine withdrawal as you can imagine. They get mad more easily their arm they can lead to anxiety depression they can just be more irritable they can just. And from what people told us the really bad part of tha
KMBZ 98.1 fm (Kansas City, MO)
added Jan 5, 2018 12:58
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Are Missouri prisons prepared for mass nicotine withdrawal when smoking ban takes effect?

Missouri should long ago have followed the example of Kansas, which banned smoking indoors in the 90s and stopped allowing it outside in 2003. But it is a reason to make sure prison staff and inmates are as prepared as possible. “It’s going to be a chall
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 4, 2018 07:22
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VIDEO: Missouri Inmates No Longer Allowed to Smoke in Jail

The decision comes after an inmate, serving a life sentence for double murder, won a lawsuit against the department. In the lawsuit, the inmate, who suffers from asthma, claims he suffered health effects from secondhand smoke while incarcerated. Accord
KOLR-TV Channel 10 (Springfield, MO)
added Jan 3, 2018 14:46
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South Australian Government paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to help prisoners kick smoking habit.

PRISONERS trying to kick a smoking habit behind bars are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free nicotine patches from the State Government. Documents released to the Opposition show the expected budget for distributing patches at the A
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Dec 25, 2017 21:07
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[Missouri] Prison smoking ban starts next year

After a victory in a court case brought about by an inmate in the Missouri Department of Corrections who suffered health effects from secondhand smoke, the department will ban smoking in designated smoking areas around prisons next year.
Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[Pennsylvania, Vermont] Jim Kenyon: Where There’s Smoke ... There’s Likely to Be Higher Inmate Health Care Costs

Vermont inmates are once again legally lighting up inside prison fences — albeit 450 miles away at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution where Vermont shipped 270 inmates in June.....unlikely that Vermont prisoners will stay in Pennsylvania foreve
Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10
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[Arkansas] Pulaski County smoke breaks to be restricted to cars

A Pulaski County executive order that will restrict employees who smoke to do so inside their cars will protect public health, the county judge says.... Come March 1, all 14 Pulaski County buildings and their outdoor areas will be entirely smoke free, ac
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Dec 10, 2017 17:39
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Missouri to Implement Tobacco-Free Policy in All Prisons

Department of Corrections is slowly implementing its new tobacco-free policy that goes into full effect in the spring. Starting April 1, 2018, all Missouri state prisons will be tobacco-free. Karen Pojmann, the department’s communications director, said
KBIA 91.3 (mid-Missouri Public Radio)
added Dec 1, 2017 02:10
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[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28
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