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The smoke free prison?

By johnboy 12 March 2009 44

It might not have any prisoners, but the Canberra Times reports that the Alexander Maconochie Centre (the prison to you and me) is still wrestling with the issue of smoking bans.

    ”Smoking is not permitted inside any AMC building, including cells and cottages [and] the Government is currently developing a policy regarding smoking,” the spokesman said.

So really the endless delays are a fortunate thing, providing time for essential policy formulation.

While the OH&S dream of forever ticking the “no smoking” box is a noble one to any bureaucrat, we can’t help noting that a prison population is made up of criminals and encouraging them to disable smoke alarms could be counter-productive in the long run.

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writzi1488 10:25 pm 18 Nov 10

I think this does not happen in every country because each and every country has different rules for the ban of cigarettes.
I read it here -: http://www.ecigarettereviews.com/smoking-ban-list

vg 12:09 am 15 Mar 09

I think all your first mistakes is thinking its a prison

dvaey 9:01 pm 14 Mar 09

Okay, I’ll bite..

Pragmatic1 said :

Seriously though, if I ever go to prison, I hope they let me bring my electronic cigarette. Man, I love that thing! It’s pretty much saving my life (and money, haha!)

From the website you posted:
Green Smoke Basic Starter Kit with USB – $ 149.00
Electronic Cigarette Cartridges 5PK – $ 14.95
Unfortunately, most of the cartridges are in back order. We currently only have in stock Tobacco 0mg.

In other words, in order to even try the product it will cost $165. Even at the advertised rate of 1 cartridge = 2 packs, youd have to smoke approx 40 packs to just break even. If you think this saves you money, you kinda deserve to be sucked in by the marketing. (Oh, and that $165 price will get you 0mg cartridges..)

Pragmatic1 5:35 pm 14 Mar 09

Haha, those advertisements are bound just as funny as the anti-marijuana commercials are!

Seriously though, if I ever go to prison, I hope they let me bring my electronic cigarette. Man, I love that thing! It’s pretty much saving my life (and money, haha!) If you haven’t seen them, check out what I’m talking about at http://greensmokes.blogspot.com

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