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# Cigarettes
Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show
New studies examined comprehensive data on smoking trends from 1990 to 2019.
# Smoking
Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades
Ireland is not included in this study, but other data shows a decline in Irish teen smoking levels over time.
# budget 2020
Budget 2020: Winners and losers
Every Budget brings good news and bad news.
# budget 2019
Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
There’s good news and bad news….
# quit it
Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches
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.
# Quitting
Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'
New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.
# Lights out
"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside
Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.
# The AA
Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications
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.
# such a drag
Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers
The man had looked for €6,050 in damages.
# Dangerous
Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.
One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’
It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.
Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.
Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?
The HSE has launched its new QUIT service.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?
UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.
# smokers
Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,
# stop smoking
Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.
# Smoke and Mirrors
Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably
Don’t try this at home, kids.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.
# Savings
'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.
# thank you for not smoking
This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking
Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.
# Smoking
Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
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.
# Smoking
Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half
Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.
# no smoking
Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers
Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes.
# Smoking
Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'
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.
# Smoking
Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings
Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.
# Shop Around
Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study
The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.
# kick the habit
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.
# cigarette branding
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.
# Photos
PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking
Photographer Nicolas Reuland gave up cigarettes. Then he set out on this project…
# Smoking Ban
Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present
The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.
Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.)
Significantly raising tobacco taxes would make us healthier, save the State money, and reduce inequality, writes Chris Macey.
# Smoking
Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'
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.
# Smoking
Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking
Statistics from Aviva show that more than half of smokers – 55 per cent – smoked more than usual over the Christmas period
# Budget 2012
Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
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…
Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food
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.
# Smoking
Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent
Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.
# smokers
Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
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
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.
# Smoking
Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit
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.