New South Wales Prisons Prepare Inmates On Beating Their Cravings After Smoking Ban

by Shirley Johanna on  July 16, 2015 at 7:23 PM General Health News
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Prison authorities in New South Wales told inmates to distract themselves from smoking ban by doing crosswords, sit-ups or meditation, as part of a strategy to ease inmates into a nicotine-free environment.
New South Wales Prisons Prepare Inmates On Beating Their Cravings After Smoking Ban
New South Wales Prisons Prepare Inmates On Beating Their Cravings After Smoking Ban
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From August 10, smoking will be banned in all NSW jails. Smoking ban has already been introduced in other states including Victoria last month.

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A list of tips for inmates were created by Corrective Services in NSW to distract themselves from withdrawals.

A Corrective Services NSW spokesman said, "Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, counseling, peer and telephone support such as Quitline are a major part of the quit strategy."

Some of the suggested activities include crosswords with a friend, writing to a loved one, meditation, sit-ups, dreaming about future.

Peter Severin, Corrective Services Commissioner, said, "The list is small part of the department's overall strategy."

"This is not a strategy to deal with people who are angry or who are acting out. It is to give a few pointers in relation to distracting oneself but we have so much more in the works," said Severin.

Source: Medindia
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