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No More Smoko for NSW Prisoners

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No More Smoko for NSW Prisoners

Authorities have banned smoking from bus stops, playgrounds, buildings and now NSW Prisons wants to ban it from jails. On Monday, the NSW Corrective Services Commissioner, Peter Severin, has called for a ban for smoking within 18 months.

He says banning the cigarette would prevent passive smoking effects on prison guards and other inmates.

But some advocacy groups have criticised this move, saying it is an unfair infringement on the rights of smokers.

Rachel Worsley reports.