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# Nicotine

Last year
2022
# vaping
Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.
THE MORNING LEAD
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.
All time
Voices
Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?
E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.
# vaping
Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak
Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.
# Lung disease
Five people now believed to have died from vaping-related illnesses in the US
100s of other have reportedly become ill with a number of teenagers in induced comas as a result.
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
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.
# Money Money Money
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.
Voices
'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'
We need truthful information on the relative risks of cigarettes compared to the various smoke-free alternative products, writes David T Sweanor.
# radical change
The US is proposing new laws to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels
“A renewed focus on nicotine can help us to achieve a world where cigarettes no longer addict future generations of our kids,” the FDA said.
# tackling addiction
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.
# Tobacco
Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016
Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.
# stub it out
How do you get smokers to quit? Pay them
“With such unprecedented rates of success, the trick now is to figure out how to get more people to sign up — to feel like they have skin in the game.”
# Smokes
Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?
That’s what the the Irish Cancer Society is calling for.
# Nicotine
Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why
A study has revealed the rate at which smokers metabolise nicotine could predict the best way to quit.
Voices
Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?
Yes, you’ve done fantastically well to ween yourself down from a Grade 1 carcinogen to the equivalent of weed killer. But that doesn’t make it OK vape in front of my three-year-old.
# ten years on
'They make you feel good, they make you want to touch them' - Reilly on cigarette packs
The Health Minister is pledging to continue his war on tobacco on the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban.
# Smoking
Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings
Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.
# Smoking
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.
# Nicotine
Electronic cigarettes to be sold as over-the-counter medicines in the UK
Experts say smokers are at risk from the toxins and tar in cigarettes, not the nicotine that is in e-cigarettes.
# Nicotine patches
VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches
Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.
# Tobacco
'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.
# smoking saboteurs
One third of smokers sabotage friends who want to quit
Jealousy, guilt about their own smoking and wanting a smoking “buddy” among the main reasons.
# Out of Puff
Is WADA about to ban nicotine?
The World Anti-Doping Agency has added nicotine to its monitoring list, paving the way for a possible ban at some point in the future.