Smoking to be banned in Scottish prisons from 2018
Smoking will be prohibited in Scotland’s jails by the end of next year under plans announced by prison chiefs.
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) says it intends to make all jails north of the border “smoke-free” by November 2018.
The move is designed to tackle the “unacceptably high risk” posed to the health of prisoners, staff and visitors by passive smoking.
The announcement was accompanied by the launch of a major report on prison workers’ exposure to second-hand smoke.
The large-scale study led by the University of Glasgow - described as the most comprehensive analysis of its kind in... read more
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