The NZ High Court has delivered an unexpected puff of freedom of choice to the inmates of Auckland Prison. They can, from now, smoke…something they were barred from doing 18 months ago by regulation. The High Court said the way the ban was brought in was not legal, so those who have kicked the habit by force will now have a tough choice to make over this Christmas period. The Auckland ruling is expected to apply in virtually all NZ jails. The NZ Government will have to pass new legislation to reinstate the ban.