U.K. Proposes Smoking Ban in Prisons

LONDON — Prisons in the U.K. are planning to ban cigarette smoking in facilities by 2015. BBC reported that an estimated 80 percent of inmates in the U.K. are believed to be smokers. In a strange swap, the Prison Service said that after the ban is in place, nicotine patches will be offered to inmates as a “substitute.”

“We are considering banning smoking across the prison estate and as part of this are looking at possible sites as early adopters,” said a Prison Service spokesman to BBC.

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