01 Apr

No Smoking in Qld Jails from 5 May 2014.

No Smoking or tobacco products in Qld Jails

With the Queensland government banning tobacco from Qld Jails, the mere possession of tobacco and smoking-related products could see liable to Prosecution under Section 123 of the Corrective Services Act 2006 or proceedings for a breach of discipline.

 From Monday, 5 May 2014 all Queensland Corrective Service facilities will become tobacco and smoke-free.  This will include:

  1.  Tobacco and other smoking-related products becoming prohibited things under Section 20 of the Corrective Services Regulations 2006; and.
  2.  Grounds of a corrective services facility will become smoke-free areas.

Tobacco Free

From Monday, 5 May 2014- prisoners will be prohibited from having in their possession tobacco (including smokeless tobacco products) or other smoking-related products (cigarette lighters, matches, papers, filters etc.). Prisoners in possession of tobacco or other smoking-related products from this date may be liable for Prosecution under Section 123 of the Corrective Services Act 2006 or proceedings for a breach of discipline.


From Monday, 5 May 2014- no smoking will be permitted anywhere on the grounds of a corrective services facility.

Smoking Cessation Support Program

Upon reception to a corrective services facility, prisoners will be assessed for a smoking cessation support program (SCSP). Prisoners currently in a corrective services facility may undertake SCSP by nominating with their facility’s Health Centre.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the form of patches will be provided to eligible prisoners. This will generally be for a period of up to 12 weeks. Prisoners will generally be supplied one week’s supply of NRT at a time.

Inappropriate use of NRT may result in removal from the program. Inappropriate use includes hoarding, selling, trading or giving away free NRT.


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