Smoking ban for SA prisons

THE State Government will support Cancer Council SA’s call to ban smoking in South Australian prisons by 2020.

Cancer Council SA chief executive Lincoln Size commended the government for supporting the initiative and urged all parties to follow suit.

“Smoking rates in South Australian prisons are some of the highest across the country, with 83pc of prisoners identifying as smokers,” Mr Size said.

“Smoking in prisons puts prisoners, visitors and staff in danger of exposure to second-hand smoke and make it difficult for existing smokers to quit.”

Implementing a smoking ban in South Australian prisons was one of nine election priorities Cancer Council SA


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