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# smokers - Friday 28 May, 2021

Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show

May 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,215 Views 16 Comments

New studies examined comprehensive data on smoking trends from 1990 to 2019.

# smokers - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades
# Smoking
# Smoking

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,103 Views 19 Comments

Ireland is not included in this study, but other data shows a decline in Irish teen smoking levels over time.

# smokers - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Budget 2020: Winners and losers
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Oct 8th 2019, 8:35 PM 39,139 Views 50 Comments

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

# smokers - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

Oct 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 42,125 Views 62 Comments

There’s good news and bad news….

# smokers - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches
# Quit It
# Quit It

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 24,501 Views 56 Comments

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

# smokers - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'
# Quitting
# Quitting

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

Feb 7th 2017, 10:04 AM 15,855 Views 38 Comments

New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.

# smokers - Sunday 29 January, 2017

"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside

Jan 29th 2017, 7:45 AM 31,423 Views 30 Comments

Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.

# smokers - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications
# The AA
# The AA

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

Aug 11th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,535 Views 27 Comments

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

# smokers - Friday 9 October, 2015

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers
# Such A Drag
# Such A Drag

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers

Oct 9th 2015, 4:59 PM 10,042 Views 25 Comments

The man had looked for €6,050 in damages.

# smokers - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...

Jun 11th 2015, 3:48 PM 19,387 Views 21 Comments

Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.

# smokers - Monday 2 March, 2015

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’
# QUIT
# QUIT

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:26 PM 14,090 Views 64 Comments

It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.

# smokers - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Feb 20th 2015, 2:20 PM 221 Views 113 Comments

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

# smokers - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?
# QUIT
# QUIT

Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?

Dec 30th 2014, 10:58 AM 9,664 Views 22 Comments

The HSE has launched its new QUIT service.

# smokers - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?

Aug 30th 2014, 9:25 AM 10,953 Views 106 Comments

UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.

# smokers - Friday 29 August, 2014

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
# Smokers
# Smokers

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Aug 29th 2014, 6:20 AM 7,543 Views 26 Comments

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

# smokers - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
# Stop Smoking
# Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

Jun 17th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,462 Views 59 Comments

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

# smokers - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably
# Smoke And Mirrors
From The Daily Edge
# Smoke And Mirrors

Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably

Mar 5th 2014, 4:40 PM 2,988 Views 1 Comment

Don’t try this at home, kids.

# smokers - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes

Feb 28th 2014, 10:16 PM 14,348 Views 41 Comments

There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.

# smokers - Thursday 27 February, 2014

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
# Savings
# Savings

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

Feb 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,661 Views 6 Comments

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

# smokers - Thursday 23 January, 2014

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking
# Thank You For Not Smoking
# Thank You For Not Smoking

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:30 PM 37,436 Views 74 Comments

Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.

# smokers - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
# Smoking
# Smoking

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Sep 19th 2013, 7:55 PM 19,274 Views 99 Comments

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

# smokers - 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.

# smokers - 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 16,797 Views 168 Comments

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

# smokers - Friday 3 May, 2013

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'

May 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 4,497 Views 60 Comments

A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.

# smokers - 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”.

# smokers - Monday 28 January, 2013

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study

Jan 28th 2013, 7:21 PM 6,436 Views 12 Comments

The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.

# smokers - 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 3,632 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.

# smokers - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study
# Cigarette Branding
# Cigarette Branding

Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study

Sep 4th 2012, 8:50 PM 5,874 Views 15 Comments

A new study has shown that cigarette packaging has a direct impact on the choices of female smokers.

# smokers - Thursday 26 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking
# Photos
# Photos

PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking

Jul 26th 2012, 1:01 PM 15,601 Views 38 Comments

Photographer Nicolas Reuland gave up cigarettes. Then he set out on this project…

# smokers - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present
# Smoking Ban
# Smoking Ban

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

May 10th 2012, 7:59 AM 2,222 Views 48 Comments

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

# smokers - Friday 9 March, 2012

Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.)

Mar 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 875 Views 74 Comments

Significantly raising tobacco taxes would make us healthier, save the State money, and reduce inequality, writes Chris Macey.

# smokers - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'

Feb 21st 2012, 10:23 AM 2,205 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is concerned about the high number of young female smokers – saying lung cancer deaths in Ireland have now exceeded breast cancer deaths.

# smokers - Monday 16 January, 2012

Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking
# Smoking
# Smoking

Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking

Jan 16th 2012, 9:07 AM 1,772 Views 18 Comments

Statistics from Aviva show that more than half of smokers – 55 per cent – smoked more than usual over the Christmas period

# smokers - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,828 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# smokers - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:00 PM 37 Views 35 Comments

An ‘obesity tax’ on its own is a regressive move – much more nuanced strategies are required to get people thinking about what they put in their bodies, says food writer Frank Armstrong.

# smokers - Monday 14 November, 2011

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent
# Smoking
# Smoking

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Nov 14th 2011, 11:23 AM 902 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.

# smokers - Friday 8 July, 2011

Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"
# Smokers
# Smokers

Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"

Jul 8th 2011, 12:04 PM 1,567 Views 18 Comments

Senator Mary Moran told the Seanad that the introduction of combined photo and text warning will in the long-term reduce the number of people who smoke.

# smokers - Monday 13 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 13th 2011, 7:58 PM 2,184 Views 0 Comments

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit
# QUIT
# QUIT

HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit

Jun 13th 2011, 5:47 PM 733 Views 21 Comments

Between one and two billion euro is spent every year treating tobacco-related illnesses. The HSE has launched a new campaign to help smokers to quit.

# smokers - Monday 21 March, 2011

Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit
# Smoking
# Smoking

Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit

Mar 21st 2011, 4:33 PM 1,284 Views 4 Comments

European survey finds that Ireland’s smokers are second only to Luxembourg in their desire to quit – but that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the country.

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