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New EU law will require graphic images on cigarette packaging
Legislation to give legal effect to the new European rules will be debated in the Dáil when it reconvenes tomorrow morning.
Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins
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.
Haughey's mission against smoking and cigarette advertising
During his time as Taoiseach, Charles Haughey moved to change the culture of smoking in Ireland.
EU cracks down on tobacco branding
Banning flavoured cigarettes and images of rotting lungs are all part of the plan.
Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
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
The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.
Revenue seize one million cigarettes worth €387k
The seizure had a potential loss to the exchequer of €341,000.
Government losing €1.5 million per day to illegal tobacco market
The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said criminals will make over €230 million this year from illegal tobacco in Ireland.
Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes
All cigarettes will now have to be sold in identical, olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings.
351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The cigarettes would have posed a loss to the Exchequer of about €120,000, and were disguised as ‘advertising material’.
Smoking 'rots' brain - study
Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.
Revenue seizes 60,000 cigarettes, 11,000 litres of alcohol
The seizures took place in Co Louth today as part of an operation with the gardaí. The cigarettes have a retail value of €282,000.
Man arrested and drugs seized over fatal 2010 shooting in Louth
Gardaí have seized drugs, cigarettes and alcohol as part of the investigation into the shooting dead of 20-year-old Stephen Hanaphy from Coolock two years ago.
Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers
How much is the Nobel Prize worth to YOU? And after the first two debates, how likely is it that Obama will remain president?
€3.1 million worth of contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The eight million cigarettes were seized by the Revenue’s Customs Service in boxes labelled “Garlic & Cheese Tear & Share”.
Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit
A map tracks the number of tweets sent across Ireland every week about quitting smoking – and asks people to support anyone trying to give up.
7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The cigarettes, of brands which are not otherwise sold in Ireland, were stored in a shipment described as ‘furniture’.
Two charged over violent attack on 27-year-old Irishman in Australia
The victim sustained serious facial injuries in the unprovoked attack.
Nearly four million cigarettes seized by Revenue
Two separate operations have yielded a seizure of nearly four million cigarettes.
Indonesia tops 'league of shame' as world's most prolific smokers
Two-thirds of all men over the age of 15 smoke in Indonesia – making them the world’s heaviest smokers.
Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study
A new study has shown that cigarette packaging has a direct impact on the choices of female smokers.
US court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings
The government can’t force tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on cigarette packets.
Ryanair stewards detained at Liverpool airport over cigarette 'smuggling'
Two airline stewards were off-duty when they were detained by authorities over alleged smuggling of cigarettes from the Canary Islands.
Australian state's plan for smoke free generation faces opposition
The motion follows last week’s vote to introduce strict cigarette packaging laws in the whole country.
'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research
New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.
Australia's top court upholds rules on generic cigarette boxes
Individual brands of cigarettes will no longer have different boxes – all will instead carry health warnings with graphic images.
Men sentenced to jail for evading duty on cigarettes
The two men appeared in court after Revenue seized 103,000 cigarettes at Rosslare Europort earlier this month.
Nearly half believe it acceptable to slap a child - survey
A Newstalk Nation survey finds that 49 per cent of people believe it is acceptable to slap a child under certain circumstances.
Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market
Catherine Noone says tough new measures are needed to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes in Ireland.
Poll: Should the price of cigarettes be increased?
The Health Minister James Reilly wants to increase the price of 20 cigarettes by around €6 in the next six years. What do you think?
7 million illegal cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The cigarettes were found as part of a routine search of a shipment which had arrived from Belgium.
Beaumont Hospital bans smoking on its grounds
The HSE has set a target of banning smoking from the grounds of all health campuses by 2015.
Tobacco companies "targeting Irish women and girls"
Conference to hear that ‘slim’ cigarette products are deliberately trying to link weight loss and smoking in women’s minds.
700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers
The cigarettes, which were seized in three separate operations this week, had an estimated retail value of over €315,000.
Poll: do you support the introduction of graphic warnings on tobacco packaging?
Graphic images depicting the negative health impacts associated with smoking are soon to be placed on tobacco packaging sold in Ireland. How do you feel about that?
Over five million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
Over 55 million cigarettes have now been seized by the Revenue so far this year.
Cigarettes and ecstasy tablets seized after postal centre detection
The cigarettes were detected at Portlaoise Mail Centre, leading to the discovery of 40,000 ecstasy tablets.
Oil laundering plant, cigarettes and smuggled fuel seized by Customs
Seizures were made in three separate operations today by the Revenue’s Customs Service.
In pictures: Vintage US cigarette advertising
From Santa and pets, to Ronald Reagan and babies, tobacco companies have tried all angles to sell cigarettes.
Woman, 69, sentenced to four months over cigarette seizure
The cigarettes has an estimated retail value of €5,399, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,575, officials say.