Passive smoking in prison not a breach of human rights - Court of Appeal

Smith, R (on the application of v Secretary of State for Justice and G4S UK Ltd   EWCA Civ 380 – read judgment

This case raises the question of whether it is a breach of a non-smoking prisoner’s Convention right to respect for his private life and to equality of access to such rights (ECHR Articles 8 and 14) to compel him to share a cell with a smoker. 955 more words

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Facts About Passive Smoking

Second-hand or passive smoking is almost as dangerous as active smoking. According to WHO, passive smoking causes 600,000 deaths every year. Here are  facts you should know about about passive smoking : 279 more words


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Irish Government sets out its priorities for remainder of term


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Blowing smoke into your child's open mouth 'not good for them', says report

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Secondhand smoke linked to pregnancy complications

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One of the largest obstacles to the public understanding of science is the presence of pseudoscientific crankery that replaces evidence with personal testimony and critical thinking with personal credulity. 2,156 more words

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