Good or Bad?

I’m not sure about this.

The state Department of Corrections will ban all tobacco use at its 37 facilities by the end of next year, becoming the 11th state to implement a total withdrawal of smoking at its prisons.

On the one hand, health care costs will probably go down. On the other hand, it’s freakin’ jail!


  1. Icarus says:

    This has nothing to do with healthcare. It’s just the first round of eliminating worthless (rolling) paper currency.

    We can’t allow criminals to use cigarettes as currency any longer. Once they realize while behind bars that gold is the only thing of real value, they will be better prepared to walk among those of us who pretend we’re free.

    • Sleepy Tom says:

      Isn’t a swamp a “protected habitat” these days? And you want to spoil it by allowing cigarette butts throw there. Think of the baby frogs you will orphan after Momma frog swallows a butt.

  2. slyram says:

    Does that included prison staff. I think the ban on tobacco products at public schools include events like football games. Look on, the coaches still keep a dip during games and practice. Good grief, there was a smoking area at my middle school…not junior high but grade 6. Then again, agriculture is the backbone of the frail body known as southwest Georgia’s economy….ag and prisons, so light them up and lock them up…we need the money.

  3. Game Fan says:

    It’s always a safe bet to curb/tax cigarettes. They can’t even keep the drugs out of prison. And we’re dealing with meth heads, ect… Jeez, some folks have to spend the rest of their lives behind bars, and they can’t even enjoy the occasional cowboy killer out in the open? But, like I said, it’s always a safe bet politically speaking.

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