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Smoke-free prisons bring big improvements in air quality for staff and people in custody

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Semple S, Dobson R & Hunt K (2020) Smoke-free prisons bring big improvements in air quality for staff and people in custody. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 05.08.2020. https://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/2020/08/05/smoke-free-prisons-bring-big-improvements-in-air-quality-for-staff-and-people-in-custody/

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First paragraph: Breathing second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) has been known to be harmful to health for decades. Local and national rules to tackle this harm have come a long way: from a ban on in-flight smoking in 1977 through to restrictions on smoking in cars in the UK in 2015/6. The biggest shift in policy in the UK was smoke-free public places legislation in 2006/7. This made it illegal to smoke in an indoor public space including almost all workplaces. Bars, restaurants, offices, factories all became smoke-free.

Type of mediaBlog post
StatusPublished
Publication date31/08/2020
Publication date online31/08/2020
Publisher URLhttps://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/…ople-in-custody/