Tag: smoking ban

Healthcare

Prison Riot Triggers Debate on Smoking Bans in Prisons

Tuesday’s riot at Melbourne’s Ravenhall remand centre has triggered debate about the smoking ban that has been implemented in Victorian Prisons. The riot, allegedly over the ban on cigarettes and tobacco that was implemented on Wednesday, lasted for 15 hours and resulted in heavily-armed police storming the maximum security prison in order to quell the rioters.…

6 Jul 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Implementing smoke-free prison programs: Ensuring collaboration and safety

50% of smokers are dying from a tobacco-related illness.  With 80% of the prison population being smokers, smoking bans have started to be implemented across prisons in New Zealand, the Northern Territory and Queensland. Controversy lies as to whether a ban on smoking is really the best way of reducing smoking within prisons, with concerns being…

22 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights