[Note from prisonjustice.ca: Similar bans already exist in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.]
Prisons, jails in Newfoundland, Labrador going smoke-free in May
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - Prisons and jails are going smoke-free in Newfoundland
The provincial government has announced a total ban on tobacco at all
correctional facilities, effective May 3. Marvin McNutt, the province's
director of adult corrections, said Tuesday that inmates will be offered
programs to help them quit smoking, including the patch.
April, officials will start cutting cigarette rations to ease the process,
and tobacco will be designated contraband.
McNutt said the ban applies to indoor and outdoor areas at correctional
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