In Scotland it's been a few months totally forbidden to smoke in prisons. Early reports indicate that passive smoking levels decreased by 80% in the first week after the introduction of the smoking ban. The good news is that the vape has nothing to do with this result!
Since November 2018, it is forbidden to smoke in Scottish prisons but it is not for all that the smokers are abandoned! Indeed, more than 100 000 £ were spent to provide the detainees with vaping kits and the results look very positive!
"This study confirms that exposure to second-hand smoke has been significantly reduced and that, over time, this will have a positive impact on the health of prison staff and prisoners. "
A recent study by researchers at the University of Stirling compared smoke levels with measurements made in 2016. And not surprisingly they have seen improvements in the 15 prisons in the country. Scientists said the air quality had improved despite fears that prisoners would store their cigarettes before the ban last November. The team Dr. Sean Semple has collected more than 110 000 minutes of passive smoking measures.
He stated: " Our study shows an improvement in passive smoking levels in all prisons in Scotland, with an average decrease of 81%. Adding " The concentrations of fine particles in prison air have now been reduced to levels similar to those measured in outdoor air in Scotland. »
The vape is still allowed and the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) offered free vaping kits to prisoners who wished.
A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said: " All Scottish prisons became non-smokers on November 30 2018 and no significant incidents were recorded as a result of this event. This remarkable achievement demonstrates the contribution of all our staff, especially those on the front line, and the cooperation of those entrusted to us.«