Saturday, September 10, 2011

$500 for tobacco in prison - National - NZ

$500 for tobacco in prison - National - NZ Herald News:

 Corrections spent nearly $236,000 on staff training, books and smoke-free signage, documents released under the Official Information Act show. Nearly $5000 was spent on quit smoking books.

 The amount spent annually on nicotine replacement therapy for prisoners increased from $100,000 to nearly $1 million in the year leading up to the ban.

If you ever wanted to know what not to do with a legal substance this is like the blueprint for it. The pharma companies seem to be the only ones doing well under this scheme.The end figures for NRT's seem like they took an amazing leap in a single year's time.

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