Key Issues

in Exposure to Second-hand Smoke, Second-hand Smoke

Smoke-free Prisons

The problem of second- hand smoke (SHS) in prisons is first and foremost an occupa- tional health and safety issue for correctional officers. The smoking rate among prisoners is anecdotally about 70- 80%, which makes for a lot of SHS. Federal prisons, where inmates serve sentences of two years or more, will be totally smoke-free inside and out as of April 30, 2008.

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