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# e-cigarettes

Last month
November 2023
Gardaí investigating after four teens fell ill at Cork school in incident linked to vaping
The teens were assessed by ambulance crews at their school on Wednesday.
This year
Excise duty on vapes likely to be rolled out by Government, but implementation will take time
Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to ban the sale of vaping products to under 18s.
Organisers of Electric Picnic ban single-use disposable vapes from entering the festival
The festival said they have made the decision to ban the devices in order to “protect the land the the festival site is on”.
HSE issues safety alert over higher than permitted nicotine levels in e-cigarette liquid
The Fantasi Ice products were found to have a nicotine concentration up to 25.3mg/ml, higher than the 20mg/ml limit.
Selling e-cigarettes to under 18s will carry a €4,000 fine and possibly six months in prison
The Government is not considering an outright ban on vaping right now.
'Banning vaping will just lead to more smokers'
Experts have told The Journal that Ireland should not follow Australia in banning the products.
Australian retail stores to be banned from selling vapes
The country’s tobacco tax will also be increased by billions of dollars in a smoking crackdown, the health minister said.
Vape company to pay €420 million settlement over illegal marketing of products to children in US
It follows an earlier $438.5 million Juul settlement with 34 other US states.
Last year
Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law
The sale of e-cigarettes at events where children are present will also be prohibited.
Disposable vapes will 'get a whole new generation of people addicted to nicotine', expert warns
A report by
Jamie McCarron
The HSE does not recommend vaping as a method of quitting smoking.
Vaping reps deny products like 'Dr Frost Lemonade Fizz' and 'Vampire vape' are aimed at children
The Oireachtas Health Committee today heard submissions from thee members of the Irish Vape Vendors Association.
All time
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
The Health Research Board’s review will help inform Department of Health policy.
'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned
Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.
HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses
More than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported in the US, with 42 confirmed deaths in 24 states.
Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.
British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping
At 16 years old, he required an exterior artificial lung to put oxygen into the blood
'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.
Canada reports first hospitalisation for vaping-related illness
It follows a similar outbreak in the US that has killed seven people.
Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak
Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.
Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say
Officials are trying to find the cause of a respiratory illness in up to 200 more people.
New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18
The legislation will be considered by government in September.
San Francisco becomes first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales
The legislation does not restrict the use of vaping products – only sales, manufacturing and distribution.
Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.
Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?
‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.
First trial shows e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches and gum for quitters
Currently, 10% of Irish ex-smokers use e-cigarettes.
E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests
Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.
Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death
New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.
Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does
A new US study found workers were three times more likely to quit if there was a financial incentive.
Researchers warn pregnant women that vaping might lead to increased asthma risk
The warning comes after researchers claimed to have found a link between vaping and an increased risk of asthma in offspring.
Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)
Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.
This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today
A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.
Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'
New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.
Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report
Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.
Giving up cigarettes? Vaping might not be the solution
Make sure you’re aware of the possible risks before taking up e-cigarettes.
New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums
More research is needed, however.
Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
Regulation of e-cigarettes will also be enforced from today.
How bookies, e-cigarettes and kids meals can advertise changes today
Food advertisements and ads for health and beauty products will now also be subject to more stringent examinations.
Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking
The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.
Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned from the workplace?
Or should they be tolerated?
Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?
That’s what the the Irish Cancer Society is calling for.