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# smoking - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised

Jun 9th 2022, 6:17 PM 19,934 Views 42 Comments

Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.

# smoking - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Despite overall decline in smoking, prevalence is rising among Ireland's most vulnerable
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

Despite overall decline in smoking, prevalence is rising among Ireland's most vulnerable

May 31st 2022, 6:00 AM 14,860 Views 28 Comments

Smoking still causes over 4,500 deaths in Ireland each year

# smoking - Thursday 9 December, 2021

New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year

Dec 9th 2021, 7:53 AM 32,367 Views 67 Comments

From 2027, the current under-18 sales ban would increase by one year annually to keep the cohort smoke free.

# smoking - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Three-quarters of people want legal age to buy tobacco raised to 21, poll shows
# Smoking Age
# Smoking Age

Three-quarters of people want legal age to buy tobacco raised to 21, poll shows

Nov 16th 2021, 12:54 PM 9,030 Views 43 Comments

A total of 73% of the people surveyed are in favour of raising the age for the sale of cigarettes from 18 to 21

# smoking - Friday 28 May, 2021

Poll: have you struggled with a smoking habit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: have you struggled with a smoking habit?

May 28th 2021, 10:01 AM 26,168 Views 59 Comments

A new study found that the numbers of smokers globally increased to 1.1 billion in 2019.

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 8,204 Views 16 Comments

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

# smoking - 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 11,089 Views 19 Comments

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

# smoking - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
# Underage Drinking
# Underage Drinking

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows

Nov 12th 2020, 2:58 PM 13,938 Views 26 Comments

The report revealed 37% of Irish teenagers already used an e-cigarette at some stage.

# smoking - Monday 12 October, 2020

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
# Vaping
# Vaping

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says

Oct 12th 2020, 9:12 AM 12,265 Views 35 Comments

The Health Research Board’s review will help inform Department of Health policy.

# smoking - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
# Smoking
# Smoking

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

May 20th 2020, 6:10 AM 38,562 Views 47 Comments

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

# smoking - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen?
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen?

May 12th 2020, 12:03 PM 42,217 Views 166 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said the proposal will be considered.

# smoking - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,536 Views 31 Comments

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

# smoking - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May
# PROHIBITED
# PROHIBITED

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Jan 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 78,898 Views 58 Comments

Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.

# smoking - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese
# Healthy Ireland
# Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

Nov 20th 2019, 7:02 AM 19,942 Views 35 Comments

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

# smoking - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses
# Vaping
# Vaping

HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses

Nov 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,166 Views 29 Comments

More than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported in the US, with 42 confirmed deaths in 24 states.

# smoking - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping
# Lung Failure
# Lung Failure

British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping

Nov 12th 2019, 7:52 AM 37,604 Views 58 Comments

At 16 years old, he required an exterior artificial lung to put oxygen into the blood

# smoking - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Poll: Should people be allowed to smoke on hospital grounds?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people be allowed to smoke on hospital grounds?

Oct 29th 2019, 9:06 AM 35,619 Views 79 Comments

No-smoking policies are being flouted at Dublin’s maternity hospitals.

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
# Smoking
# Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,613 Views 62 Comments

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

# smoking - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

Oct 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,897 Views 52 Comments

18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.

# smoking - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?
# Vaping
# Vaping

Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?

Sep 29th 2019, 1:00 PM 21,664 Views 73 Comments

E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.

# smoking - Friday 20 September, 2019

Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes
# On Fire
# On Fire

Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes

Sep 20th 2019, 11:40 AM 12,504 Views 11 Comments

Revenue has intercepted a number of illegal cigarette shipments in recent weeks.

# smoking - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak
# Vaping
# Vaping

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Sep 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,600 Views 50 Comments

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

# smoking - Monday 29 July, 2019

New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18
# Smoking
# Smoking

New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18

Jul 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,452 Views 33 Comments

The legislation will be considered by government in September.

# smoking - Monday 22 April, 2019

'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors
# Smoking
# Smoking

'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors

Apr 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 49,523 Views 158 Comments

On 4 July 2012, Beaumont Hospital became a “tobacco-free campus”.

# smoking - Monday 18 March, 2019

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds
# Vaping
# Vaping

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

Mar 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 13,817 Views 55 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

# smoking - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?

Mar 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 21,352 Views 51 Comments

‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.

# smoking - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Feb 27th 2019, 9:18 AM 35,327 Views 105 Comments

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

# smoking - Saturday 5 January, 2019

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications
# Breathing Problems
# Breathing Problems

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

Jan 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 33,471 Views 16 Comments

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

# smoking - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'It's not unusual to make six or more attempts': Dr Patrick Doorley on how to quit smoking in 2019
# Resolution
# Resolution

'It's not unusual to make six or more attempts': Dr Patrick Doorley on how to quit smoking in 2019

Jan 1st 2019, 1:00 PM 11,137 Views 26 Comments

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but having clear goals and support networks to help with motivation can help chances for success.

# smoking - Monday 31 December, 2018

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year

Dec 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 17,646 Views 34 Comments

Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.

# smoking - Sunday 11 November, 2018

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise
# COPD
# COPD

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

Nov 11th 2018, 11:30 AM 113,451 Views 14 Comments

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

# smoking - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
# Bmj
# Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,783 Views 11 Comments

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# smoking - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Opinion: 'Many people don't believe social smoking is harmful - as a doctor, I know that's not true'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Many people don't believe social smoking is harmful - as a doctor, I know that's not true'

Sep 1st 2018, 7:30 PM 26,392 Views 56 Comments

Dr Des Cox writes about the impact that social smoking has on your health, and why people need to quit smoking altogether.

# smoking - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests
# Study
# Study

E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests

Aug 14th 2018, 2:53 PM 15,085 Views 52 Comments

Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.

# smoking - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
# Divestment
# Divestment

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,305 Views 19 Comments

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# smoking - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

Jul 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 6,519 Views 10 Comments

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.

# smoking - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week

May 31st 2018, 9:32 AM 11,151 Views 63 Comments

A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.

# smoking - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does

May 27th 2018, 3:30 PM 15,959 Views 20 Comments

A new US study found workers were three times more likely to quit if there was a financial incentive.

# smoking - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland
# Decline
# Decline

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland

May 2nd 2018, 5:03 PM 15,775 Views 65 Comments

The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.

# smoking - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets
# Butt Out
# Butt Out

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets

Apr 14th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,116 Views 27 Comments

To help draw attention to this Dublin City Council has started a new campaign.

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