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Island monitoring introduction of e-cigs in prisons

Fri, 02 Oct 2015


Prison governors on the Island say they'll keep a close eye on a trial which is allowing prisoners to smoke e-cigarettes.

It's happening in some prisons in England and Wales and is seen as the first step towards making the facilities smoke free from January next year.

The Isle of Man has led the way in this regard with the prison here going smoke free in 2008 - however inmates, as yet, haven't been allowed to use the substitute cigarettes.

Deputy governor Nigel Fisher says the ban has proved successful at protecting people who use the facility:

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