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[UK-Scotland] PRISON RIGHTS: SCOTLAND IS ABOUT TO BAN INMATES FROM SMOKING

Scotland is set to ban smoking in its prisons as part of a government drive to slash tobacco use—but an expert has warned it could mean a boom in smuggling, and a greater risk of violence. Staff, visitors and contractors are already not allowed to smok
Newsweek
added Jul 18, 2017 02:59
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking ban to protect prison staff

Smoking will be banned in Scotland’s jails by the end of next year following a study that found inhalation of cigarette fumes by staff put their health at unacceptable risk. Workers’ exposure to second-hand smoke is similar to that experienced by someon
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:58
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[UK-Scotland] Prisoner ex-smokers could help relatives quit

PRISONERS who are forced to quit behind bars could become evangelists for non-smoking when they are released and return home, Scotland’s prisons chief has claimed. Colin McConnell, chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said the knock on-ef
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:57
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Leader comment: Prison smoking ban does not need to be total

he or she is less likely to respond positively to a rehabilitation programme. It would seem more practical, and consistent, to allow prisoners to continue to smoke in an outside space, if such an area can be identified within the boundary of the prison. T
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:55
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking to be banned in Scottish prisons by end of 2018

The sale of tobacco in prisons will stop in 2018 and the SPS will then amend prison rules to make smoking in Scotland’s prisons illegal. Prisoners will be offered support to give up smoking. Prisons are exempt from the ban on smoking in an enclosed spa
Holyrood (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:48
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[UK-Scotland] Call to ban smoking in Scotland’s prisons

The SPS said it would ensure that its workers were no longer exposed to unacceptable levels of second-hand smoke and bring Scotland into line with other parts of the UK. However prison reform campaigners called for prisoners to be allowed to smoke outsid
TheNational.scot (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:47
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[UK-Scotland] Characterising the Exposure of Prison Staff to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke

This is the most comprehensive assessment of prison workers’ exposure to SHS in the world. The results are highly relevant to the development of smoke-free policies in prisons and should be considered when deciding on the best approach to provide prison s
Annals of Work Exposures and Health
added Jul 17, 2017 13:52
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[UK-Scotland] Charity hails move to ban prisoners from smoking

Ash Scotland said the move would bring Scotland in line with other countries which have outlawed smoking in prisons. However an anti-smoking group called for the plans to be abandoned. Forest director Simon Clark said the risks of second-hand smoke have
Third Force News (uk)
added Jul 17, 2017 13:39
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking to be banned in Scottish prisons by end of 2018

On Monday, the SPS revealed a report into the effects of second-hand smoke on prisoners and staff. The Tobacco in Prison Study (TIPS), led by experts at Glasgow University, found typical non-smoking prison workers were exposed to as much second-hand sm
STV (uk)
added Jul 17, 2017 13:27
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[UK-Scotland] Target date in 2018 for smoke-free Scottish prisons

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has said it intends to make Scotland's prisons smoke free by next year. The date was announced at the launch of a major report into prison workers' exposure to second-hand smoke. It showed high levels of second-hand smok
BBC Online
added Jul 17, 2017 12:59
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