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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 25 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5777

Smoking in prisons could be banned in England and Wales: The Prison Service is considering banning smoking in all parts of prisons in England and Wales, including exercise yards, to protect staff and non-smoking inmates from secondhand smoke. A pilot ban is scheduled for next year, and a full ban could be introduced in 2015. Prisoners can currently smoke in their cells, which are considered “domestic premises.”

More hospitals are missing emergency waiting time target: More than twice as many foundation trusts …

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