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# 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 10,953 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 13,396 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 12,110 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 37,996 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 41,601 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 18,492 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 78,454 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 19,580 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 15,927 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 37,566 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 35,583 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 35,531 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 24,848 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 21,576 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 12,494 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 20,559 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 11,323 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 49,351 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 13,759 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 21,345 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 35,192 Views 104 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 33,413 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 11,125 Views 27 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 17,551 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 113,176 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 5,771 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 26,124 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 15,062 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 12,271 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 6,492 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 11,060 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 15,930 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 15,749 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 9,036 Views 27 Comments

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

# smoking - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking
# Lancet
# Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,037 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# smoking - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes
# Stub It Out
# Stub It Out

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

Mar 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 21,242 Views 70 Comments

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

# smoking - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food
# Restaurants
# Restaurants

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Feb 25th 2018, 10:01 PM 20,343 Views 78 Comments

Would you agree with a ban?

# smoking - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit
# Smoking Cessation
# Smoking Cessation

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit

Feb 4th 2018, 8:45 AM 57,876 Views 60 Comments

Although smoking rates are declining, smoking-related deaths remain the leading cause of avoidable deaths in this country, writes Dr Des Cox.

# smoking - Friday 2 February, 2018

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'
# Shanghai
# Shanghai

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:12 AM 10,033 Views 2 Comments

The driver had reportedly been smoking which caused ‘dangerous substances’ in his van to catch fire.

# smoking - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day
# Love Your Lungs
# Love Your Lungs

Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day

Feb 1st 2018, 11:06 AM 10,333 Views 41 Comments

There will be three designated “smoking shelters” created for smokers to go.

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