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# Smoking Ban

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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: Smoking ban in public places 'a departure from tolerance and democracy'
With Health Minister James Reilly considering proposals to extend the smoking ban to areas like parks and beaches, John Mallon argues that this could be just the start.
Poll: Should smoking in certain public areas be banned?
Should we follow New York’s lead and ban smoking in public parks, beaches and playgrounds?
Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?
Three senators are hoping to introduce legislation that would ban smoking while driving in cars but critics would argue people should be allowed the choice or that such laws would be hard to enforce. What do you think?
More houses now imposing a home smoking ban
New research has also shown that the national smoking ban has had a “rapid effect” on smoking-related heart disease.
Video: Chainsaw-wielding man attacks pub
One man was injured in the incident which was sparked by a breach of the smoking ban.
No, you can't: New York smoking ban applies to outdoor areas
Parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas like Times Square are now all smoke-free as new crackdown comes into effect today.
Buddhist monk faces five years for breaking smoking law
The monk is the first person to be charged under Bhutan’s anti-smoking legislation.
New Dutch government backtracks on smoking ban
The two-year old ban – which was widely ignored – will be reversed for small, owned-operated establishments.