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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cigarettes

All time
# good boy
Harvey the dog has sniffed out €7,500 worth of cigarettes
Revenue seized the goods from a Polish man at Cork Airport.
# Dangerous
Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.
# nice gal
A woman was caught on camera stubbing out her cigarette on a reporter's face
It's a good day for Revenue as 13 million cigarettes are seized in Dublin and Tyrone
The cigarettes were seized today as part of two separate operations in Dublin and Tyrone.
# Smokes
Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?
That’s what the the Irish Cancer Society is calling for.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you welcome plain pack cigarettes?
What do you think?
# holy smokes
Here's what 10.3 million illegal cigarettes looks like
No word on whether ‘Don Corleone’ was the Godfather’s brand of choice.
# Up In Smoke
Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively... but lost anyway
Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.
# smoke signals
John Player mix-up sees smokers get the wrong cigarettes in their packets
The factory say a production line error is the cause of a packaging mix-up.
# War on Tobacco
Ireland has just passed laws to introduce plain packs, but when will they be in the shops?
The government expects a legal challenge to legislation passed by the Oireachtas today.
# not at all safe
Thieves steal entire safe in early-morning shop robbery
Three masked men carried out the raid at around 7am this morning.
Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.
# Lighten up
Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.
# Dublin Airport
Man arrived from Barcelona with €200k of cannabis in luggage
In a separate operation, Revenue officers seized 7,400 cigarettes.
# lot of smokes
Casey the dog sniffs out 7.7 million cigarettes in 'breakfast cereal' boxes
The find is worth €3.5 million.
# Quitting
9 reasons you should definitely quit smoking this year
It’s time.
Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco
Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.
Opinion: Opposition to 'vaping' adverts is knee-jerk moral outrage
Thousands of people die from smoking-related diseases every year in Ireland, but e-cigarettes can help them quit. So why are we trying to ban advertising them?
# Inflation
We're paying more for alcohol, tobacco and dining out than this time last year
Higher health and motor insurance premiums are driving up inflation.
# vaping on-air
Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?
Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.
# vaping
E-cig ad will be the first since 1965 to show smoking on UK television
Previous incarnations of the advert were banned for being ‘too sexy’.
Opinion: Plain cigarette packaging can save lives – we need to introduce it in Ireland
Plain packing would both reduce the level of consumption in current smokers AND discourage young people from starting in the first place.
# Dublin Port
Irish man stopped while boarding ferry to Holyhead, €168,000 seized
A detention order for the man was granted today at the Criminal Courts of Justice.
# Prime Numbers
John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers
Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?
# Cigarettes and Alcohol
Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow
But there will be no change in the price of a pint.
# objects of desire
Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'
Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.
# under warrant
‘EM@IL’ cigarettes and ‘Eastender’ tobacco seized in Limerick
An man in his 40s is helping gardaí with their inquiries.
# Smoking
France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging
Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.
# dark days - black market
Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland
Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.
# dodgy smokes
This is what five million smuggled cigarettes looks like
They were found in a truck at Rosslare that had arrived from Cherbourg.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes?
South Korea wants to bring in an 80 per cent hike, and James Reilly has said a pack of 20 should cost €20. What do you think?
# stubbed out
Retailers might stop selling cigarettes if tobacco licence fee goes up
That’s according to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.
# Caught
Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday
The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.
# Landmark
Cigarette company ordered to pay $23 billion to widow of smoker who died of lung cancer
Lawyers argued that the tobacco company was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of smoking.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs, Enda in Germany and the price of cigarettes….
# War on Tobacco
James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each
The Health Minster says he would like to see a situation where cigarettes are a euro each.
# Oireachtas agenda
What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?
The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?
# Health
Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State
TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.
# Visits
Ministers to discuss Jimmy Savile's visits to Irish institutions
28 reports released yesterday revealed the shocking extent of the BBC presenter’s abuse in the UK.