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SCOTLAND: More than 100 000 £ voke kits for prisons in the country.

SCOTLAND: More than 100 000 £ voke kits for prisons in the country.

In Scotland great care is taken not to let prison inmates in difficulty. Following a ban on smoking in penitentiary facilities in the country that came into effect at the end of November, more than 100 000 £ was spent on providing vet kits to prisoners.


7500 NATIONALALLY DISTRIBUTED VAPTAGE KITS IN PRISONS


Following the smoking ban in Scotland's prisons which came into effect at the end of November, more than 100 000 £ was spent to provide free e-cigarette kits to prisoners.

The Scottish Prison Service has distributed approximately 7 500 vaping kits, stating that this would lead to long-term savings by improving the health of staff and inmates. In Scotland, it is known that about 72% of prisoners smoke, compared to 16% of the total population of the country.

In response to a request for access to information, the Scottish Prison Service stated that it expected the total cost of the "vaping" operation to be approximately £ 150 000. Each vape kit provided by the penitentiary service includes an e-cigarette, a charger and a pack of three flavored e-liquids at a cost of about £ 14.

« This is a very positive step for the well-being of the inmates and the people who work for us", Said the SPS spokesman, Tom Fox. He adds " I think it's money well spent. The health benefits of our staff and those in our care far outweigh the initial costs of launching the program. »

According to the SPS, air quality in prisons would have increased by an average of 80% since the ban on tobacco. BBC Scotland spoke with inmates at HMP Edinburgh who said that the vaping kits made the smoking ban more bearable.

« There have not been many problems, or anything like that, since the smoking ban came into effect ... and that's because we had e-cigarettes."Said a prisoner.


A PROHIBITION THAT GOES TOO FAR?


Simon Clark, the director of the Tobacco Advocacy Group, said the ban on smoking in prisons goes too far. " At the very least, inmates should be allowed to smoke outside in a yard or smoking area" , did he declare. " Vaping may satisfy some prisoners, but for many, vaping can still not replace smoking.".

A real dilemma for prisons in the country knowing that from April, detainees will themselves pay for their equipment and e-liquids.

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