Plans for prisoners to get e-cigarettes

Prisoners on the Isle of Man may soon be able to use e-cigarettes whilst behind bars.

The Department of Home Affairs will ask Tynwald to approve changes to the custody rules.

It wants to trial the use of specialist disposable e-cigarettes for six months.  

The department says it will save £15,000 a year on the cost of supplying nicotine replacement therapy.

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