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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C


This year
Ireland's smoking rate has not dropped since 2019
Some 18% of the population are regular or occasional smokers.
All time
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 vaping causes skin wounds to heal more slowly - study
Studies have indicated that e-cigarettes aren’t necessarily healthy, but could be less damaging than normal cigarettes.
There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland
One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.
'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids
Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.
'The best thing about being smoke-free is feeling more energetic' - one man's journey to quitting for good
Mark quit smoking after six years, and he’s never looked back.
"Thanks Dad..." - family of anti-smoking hero Gerry Collins bids farewell
The late Gerry Collins was remembered by his daughter Lisa at the HSE Heathcare Leaders Masterclass in the Convention Centre this month.
Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent?
Tis the season…
Are you trying to quit smoking? Check out these Quit Heroes and get inspired
Anyone can quit smoking with the right support and information. Share your story.
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.
Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco
Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.
Open thread: Gerry Collins knew what life meant to him - what are you grateful for?
Anti-smoking campaigner spoke of his love for family in ‘Gerry’s Story’, released today for first time.
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.
Father with terminal lung cancer joins with HSE in fight against tobacco
Gerry Collins and his family are part of a new ad campaign to encourage people to stop smoking.
Open thread: What is the best thing you've ever done?
Make quitting smoking one of them.
Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
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.