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#Cigarettes

# cigarettes - Sunday 14 July, 2013

51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year

Jul 14th 2013, 8:30 AM 4,546 Views 12 Comments

Over 11 million cigarettes and 2,913kgs of tobacco have been seized by Revenue.

# cigarettes - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized
# Seizures
# Seizures

Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized

Jul 13th 2013, 4:22 PM 6,587 Views 28 Comments

Revenue’s Customs Service carried out two operations at the airport in the last 24 hours.

# cigarettes - Friday 12 July, 2013

10.4 million cigarettes worth €4.6m seized at Dublin Port
# Revenue
# Revenue

10.4 million cigarettes worth €4.6m seized at Dublin Port

Jul 12th 2013, 4:21 PM 3,697 Views 16 Comments

The cigarettes were found in a 40-foot container that arrived from Rotterdam by ferry.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer
# Smoking
# Smoking

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

Jul 10th 2013, 8:02 PM 10,328 Views 57 Comments

A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.

# cigarettes - Friday 5 July, 2013

NI police targeting organised gang of cigarette thieves
# Theft
# Theft

NI police targeting organised gang of cigarette thieves

Jul 5th 2013, 9:52 PM 4,780 Views 12 Comments

Today police issued an appeal for information about two males involved in a burglary at a shop in Armagh.

50,000 cigarettes seized in sting operation in Co Tipperary
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

50,000 cigarettes seized in sting operation in Co Tipperary

Jul 5th 2013, 9:24 AM 5,875 Views 22 Comments

The cigarettes were found in two houses in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary and a number of people were questioned.

# cigarettes - Saturday 22 June, 2013

It's official: Irish prices for cigarettes and alcohol are EU's highest
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

It's official: Irish prices for cigarettes and alcohol are EU's highest

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:15 AM 11,206 Views 86 Comments

Irish drink prices are 62 per cent higher than the EU average – and only the Finns pay more for their drink.

# cigarettes - Friday 21 June, 2013

James Reilly channels Arnold Schwarzenegger in battle against cigarettes
# Bottlernator
# Bottlernator

James Reilly channels Arnold Schwarzenegger in battle against cigarettes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:00 PM 6,184 Views 29 Comments

“To paraphrase that gentleman who got to be Governor of California…”

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)
# Tobacco Directive
# Tobacco Directive

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)

Jun 21st 2013, 3:33 PM 6,928 Views 47 Comments

Health ministers, chaired by James Reilly, have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes – but won’t ban slim cigarettes for now.

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes
# Health Plan
# Health Plan

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes

Jun 21st 2013, 8:55 AM 6,121 Views 33 Comments

The Health Minister is facing some opposition to the ban as he meets his European counterparts today.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review

Jun 19th 2013, 8:15 PM 15,912 Views 106 Comments

The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.

# cigarettes - Friday 14 June, 2013

Electronic cigarettes to be sold as over-the-counter medicines in the UK
# Nicotine
# Nicotine

Electronic cigarettes to be sold as over-the-counter medicines in the UK

Jun 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,244 Views 42 Comments

Experts say smokers are at risk from the toxins and tar in cigarettes, not the nicotine that is in e-cigarettes.

# cigarettes - Friday 7 June, 2013

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea
# Tea-bacco
# Tea-bacco

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea

Jun 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,064 Views 12 Comments

The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.

# cigarettes - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half
# Smoking
# Smoking

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half

Jun 1st 2013, 2:22 PM 7,119 Views 17 Comments

Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.

Alan Shatter 'humbled', HSE versus the China baby video: The week's news skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Alan Shatter 'humbled', HSE versus the China baby video: The week's news skewed

Jun 1st 2013, 10:00 AM 7,251 Views 10 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: HSE officials too busy watching video of Chinese baby to appear on Prime Time, and parents using clothes recycling containers to mind children…

# cigarettes - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers

May 28th 2013, 2:35 PM 16,799 Views 168 Comments

Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes.

# cigarettes - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation
# Black Market
# Black Market

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation

May 9th 2013, 7:35 PM 10,369 Views 55 Comments

Gardaí and Revenue seized more than three million cigarettes in two separate raids.

# cigarettes - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

3,726 lives saved by introducing the smoking ban in 2004
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

3,726 lives saved by introducing the smoking ban in 2004

Apr 30th 2013, 3:00 PM 6,899 Views 47 Comments

Ireland was the first country in the world to ban smoking in workplaces including restaurants, bars, and pubs.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

This special offer will make you proud to be Irish
# Smokes
From The Daily Edge
# Smokes

This special offer will make you proud to be Irish

Apr 24th 2013, 4:15 PM 1,953 Views 0 Comments

Was it for this?

# cigarettes - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal

Apr 17th 2013, 10:25 AM 5,512 Views 94 Comments

A major tobacco company’s Irish branch says 28.2 per cent of all cigarettes sold here last year evaded the excise duty net.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Smokers' group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in cars
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers' group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in cars

Apr 10th 2013, 10:29 AM 7,858 Views 54 Comments

Forest Éireann, a representative group for Irish smokers, says a ban on smoking in cars would have little positive effect.

# cigarettes - Friday 8 March, 2013

Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine

Mar 8th 2013, 8:36 AM 9,669 Views 0 Comments

Revenue said separate discoveries of drugs and cigarettes this week would have been worth about €65,000.

# cigarettes - Monday 25 February, 2013

Illegal cigarette consumption rose by almost a third in Ireland last year
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Illegal cigarette consumption rose by almost a third in Ireland last year

Feb 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,184 Views 38 Comments

The county that saw the greatest use of illegal cigarettes was Waterford, researchers said.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'

Feb 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,970 Views 65 Comments

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services
# Smoking
# Smoking

Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services

Feb 13th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,685 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the State to start spending more money on quit services as National No Smoking Day is marked today.

# cigarettes - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Recycling project turning cigarette butts into plastic
# No Butts
# No Butts

Recycling project turning cigarette butts into plastic

Feb 2nd 2013, 10:30 AM 8,597 Views 7 Comments

Entrepreneur has turned a creative eye on all kinds of refuse that would previously have gone straight to landfill.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings

Jan 30th 2013, 1:35 PM 9,709 Views 169 Comments

Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.

# cigarettes - Friday 25 January, 2013

€35,000 in cash seized from men at Dublin Airport
# Customs
# Customs

€35,000 in cash seized from men at Dublin Airport

Jan 25th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,794 Views 0 Comments

Separately, two Latvian men have appeared in court

# cigarettes - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging
# Smoking
# Smoking

Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging

Jan 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,104 Views 58 Comments

Women smoke because they want a nicotine hit – not because they’re taken in by cute packaging or promises of weight loss, writes Nuala Walsh.

# cigarettes - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think strict rules on cigarette packaging will make any difference?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think strict rules on cigarette packaging will make any difference?

Jan 15th 2013, 9:50 AM 8,871 Views 111 Comments

A new EU law will see the introduction of cigarette packets displaying graphic images in Ireland. But will that reduce smoking rates?

New EU law will require graphic images on cigarette packaging
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

New EU law will require graphic images on cigarette packaging

Jan 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,770 Views 53 Comments

Legislation to give legal effect to the new European rules will be debated in the Dáil when it reconvenes tomorrow morning.

# cigarettes - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins
# Kick The Habit
# Kick The Habit

Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins

Jan 1st 2013, 7:45 AM 3,633 Views 30 Comments

One million people have successfully quit smoking in Ireland – and now the HSE is urging remaining smokers to kick the habit for good in 2013.

# cigarettes - Friday 28 December, 2012

Haughey's mission against smoking and cigarette advertising
# 1982
# 1982

Haughey's mission against smoking and cigarette advertising

Dec 28th 2012, 6:55 AM 4,917 Views 6 Comments

During his time as Taoiseach, Charles Haughey moved to change the culture of smoking in Ireland.

# cigarettes - Friday 21 December, 2012

EU cracks down on tobacco branding
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

EU cracks down on tobacco branding

Dec 21st 2012, 10:13 AM 4,615 Views 48 Comments

Banning flavoured cigarettes and images of rotting lungs are all part of the plan.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements

Dec 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 42,488 Views 93 Comments

Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.

Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint

Dec 5th 2012, 3:58 PM 14,569 Views 90 Comments

The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.

# cigarettes - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Revenue seize one million cigarettes worth €387k

Revenue seize one million cigarettes worth €387k

Dec 4th 2012, 4:41 PM 4,981 Views 21 Comments

The seizure had a potential loss to the exchequer of €341,000.

# cigarettes - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Government losing €1.5 million per day to illegal tobacco market
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Government losing €1.5 million per day to illegal tobacco market

Dec 2nd 2012, 4:02 PM 6,696 Views 119 Comments

The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said criminals will make over €230 million this year from illegal tobacco in Ireland.

# cigarettes - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes
# Australia
# Australia

Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes

Dec 1st 2012, 2:02 PM 12,728 Views 39 Comments

All cigarettes will now have to be sold in identical, olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings.

# cigarettes - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
# Contraband
# Contraband

351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Nov 28th 2012, 1:17 PM 2,824 Views 7 Comments

The cigarettes would have posed a loss to the Exchequer of about €120,000, and were disguised as ‘advertising material’.