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# Cigarettes

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Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'
A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.
Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
Pics: 100,000 cigarettes in unmarked boxes seized in Munster
The cigarettes were seized from a Ford Transit van on the Tipperary/Limerick border this afternoon.
US health report finds cigarettes are more dangerous than ever
The report warns that smoking cigarettes can cause blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.
Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers
Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.
Revenue Commissioners seized a lot of drugs in 2013
In its report for 2013 published today, Revenue revealed that it seized drugs worth more than €44 million last year.
Smokers spend an average of 25 minutes a day outside work smoking
And their non-smoking counterparts don’t like it…
Man (29) arrested at Dublin Airport over cigarette smuggling
More than 16,000 cigarettes were seized from the man’s luggage after he arrived on a flight from Dubai earlier today.
HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015
This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.
Over 40 million cigarettes were seized last year
That figure represents a drop of over 50 million on 2012.
The 7 stages in the emotional rollercoaster of quitting smoking
There’ll be ups and downs, but it’s all worth it in the end.
Open thread: What is the best thing you've ever done?
Make quitting smoking one of them.
New rules to restrict cigarettes bought into Ireland from certain EU countries
From January, those travelling from six EU member states will only be able to bring in 300 cigarettes without paying additional excise duty.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging
The Minister for Health said it would be an “extraordinary society” which put the intellectual property rights of the tobacco industry ahead of the health of its citizens.
Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses
In a separate development, a Lithuanian national was detained with over 12,000 cigarettes and hit with a two week jail sentence.
Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?
E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions
The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.
Customs have been busy this week, seizing tobacco, cocaine, cash and alcohol
Some of the seizures include 1.1 million cigarettes, 3,500 litres of spirits and 49 pellets of cocaine.
Sniffer dog Harvey finds cigarettes, tobacco and cash for Revenue in Cork
An Irish male in his fifties is being questioned over the seizure.
Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging
The general scheme of the bill to standard packaging on cigarettes is to be the subject of public hearings by an Oireachtas committee.
Revenue seize 125,120 cigarettes in Rosslare and Dublin
The seizures took place at Rosslare Europort today and at Dublin Airport last Saturday
JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers
Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?
Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling
Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.
Two women sentenced to prison over seized cigarettes
The Lithuanian nationals were sentenced for evasion and attempted evasion of duty.
Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed
We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…
‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging
The new packs – which include graphic images of health problems that could be caused by smoking – are expected to be brought in next year.
Cigarettes and pints up by 10 cent, wine up by 50 cent
If you smoke or drink, enjoy the price for the next nine hours or so – it is rising at midnight.
Aaron McKenna: Anti-tobacco policies are lining criminals' pockets
It is not simple to change a societal behaviour – just ask the American prohibitionists – and plans to ban menthol and slim cigarettes will surrender money to criminal elements, writes Aaron McKenna.
Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks
The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.
Harvey the Revenue's sniffer dog uncovers tobacco worth €10k in Cork
The sniffer dog also uncovered €55,000 in cash, while a further €28,000 worth of cigarettes was also seized.
Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes
The research firm MS Intelligence examined discarded cigarette packs on the streets and in bins and found that Drogheda and Tallaght were the worst affected areas
Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.
Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes
ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent
15 million cigarettes have been seized in the first half of this year, compared with 95 million last year.
John Waters, junior doctors and jail: The week in numbers
Plus: How much money did the bars in Leinster House make last year?
20,100 cigarettes concealed in car are seized
The cigarettes were worth almost €10,000.
Cash, cigarettes and counterfeit vodka seized in Louth
A man in his 30s was questioned and investigations are continuing.