E-cigarettes are Sold in Tennessee Prison as Substitute to Tobacco Cigarettes
E-cigarettes are Sold in Tennessee Prison
as Substitute to Tobacco Cigarettes
In a Tennessee county jail, smoking cigarettes are strictly prohibited. It has
banned smoking within the jail premises, and this is applicable for every
inmate. How much staggering a fact it might be, the county jail in Tennessee
now provides an alternative!! For all inmates who need their daily dose of
nicotine, the jail is selling disposable electronic cigarettes for only $13.50.
While this will add up some extra bucks into the jail, as according to the
sheriff of Mason County, this initiative will further spread the word for
electronic cigarettes and their health benefits, considers the experts.
According to Sheriff Gammons, Mason County Jail, such a program can drive
almost $45 thousand per annum, which is significantly huge as an added
income. This is also supposed to pay off for the underpaid staff in the jail.
However, from the perspective of e-cigarette proponents, this is an
innovative idea to promote the awareness for electronic cigarettes and
reduce the health hazards, while catering to the needs of prisoners to smoke.
Such an initiative will not only reduce the health hazards caused due to
traditional smoking or second-hand smoke, while also providing the inmates
with necessary nicotine without which they tend to become more prone to
irritation, fatigue, and fights.
However, it is not the typical electronic cigarettes that you will find in the
market today. These will be designed particularly for prison environment and
will be disposable in nature, which offers roughly 500 puffs. Unlike other
varieties, these will be non-rechargeable and prisoners can smoke 500 puffs
before they buy another set for $13.50. This will be a new kind of electronic
cigarette to be used behind the bars, and customized to meet the needs and
preferences of the prisoners. As the jail bans cigarette smoking with the
premises, availability of e-cigs is the latest item that is trying to sneak into.
By selling electronic cigarettes in the jail, they will be able to control which
prisoner gets his required dose of nicotine and when. Moreover, it can only
be used in certain areas of the jail. Inmates can cater to their needs for
nicotine fix with e-cigs that come with essential health benefits over
traditional cigarette smoking. Not only this creates a healthy environment for
other non-smoking inmates, but also reduces the health hazards for smoking
prisoners, considerably. This innovative idea is considered to set a
benchmark in the industry, invigorating further revolutions across the world,
spreading the message for smoking healthy and hazard-free e-cigarettes.
The initiative taken by the Tennessee county jail has yet further
revolutionized the industry, promoting awareness for electronic cigarettes
over traditional smoking and its detrimental health hazards. The industry
looks forward for such innovations and manufacturers’ initiative in the years