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Prison tobacco control policies and deaths from smoking in United States prisons: population based retrospective analysis

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4542 (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4542

Prescription for Prisons

Prisons are a paradoxical public policy failure. The more prisons we have, the more crime we have, and the less justice we enjoy. All too often, crime is a manifestation of addiction with its inevitable fraud and violence. What should we do? We should find new solutions to addiction that naturally curb our craving for addictive substances. In my experience, this can be accomplished through dietary modification, by following a balanced, organic, non-addictive, lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. Addiction is a sickness that needs medicalization, not criminalization.


Competing interests: No competing interests

08 August 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA