Electronic cigarettes – to jail




Gripped the planet campaign against smoking has reached the prison. In most prisons, the U.S. traditional cigarettes are prohibited. Some provincial prisons consider electronic cigarettes as an alternative. And among prisoners these simple electronic devices enjoys extraordinary popularity. Sheriff Millard Gustafson, who heads the county jail in Gage, located in the southern part of Nebraska, says: “They are selling like hotcakes.”

200 electronic cigarette, ordered in December, were sold out. Total in this prison 32 prisoners.

Traditional cigarettes have been banned in most prisons for two reasons. First of all, the fear of fire. And, of course, the factor that non-smokers are forced to inhale the smoke produced by smokers.

However, not all electronic cigarettes are allowed in prisons. Smoking not allowed smart devices with metal housings. But manufacturers, eager to meet new market opening, establishing production “tyurmobezopasnyh” electronic cigarettes in plastic housings.

Prison officials to share their concerns with the “New York Times” noted that electronic cigarettes helped to reduce the level of aggression among prisoners. After re-smokers can satisfy the body’s need for nicotine.

Electronic cigarettes are not only fun, but also profit. Prison buys electronic cigarettes designed for 500 puffs, priced at U.S. $ 2.75 apiece, and sells signed by 10 U.S. dollars. However, it is currently unclear whether there are plans to make the sale of electronic cigarettes a new source of revenue. The fact that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than conventional tobacco-paper is in doubt .

Adapted from: New York Times

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