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#Smoking

# smoking - Monday 12 September, 2022

Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?

Sep 12th 2022, 10:32 AM 37,205 Views 110 Comments

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland wants to raise the age to 21.

New report says it’s time to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21
# Tobacco 21
# Tobacco 21

New report says it’s time to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21

Sep 12th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,691 Views 37 Comments

The RCPI says Tobacco 21 ‘offers a proven approach to significantly reduce the numbers of teenagers becoming addicted to tobacco.’

# smoking - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland
# Vaping
# Vaping

Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland

Jul 30th 2022, 9:00 AM 15,620 Views 71 Comments

Professor Des Cox says it’s tempting to see e-cigarettes as a solution to smoking but he says that’s just not the case.

# smoking - Thursday 21 July, 2022

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
# Vaping
# Vaping

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?

Jul 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,536 Views 96 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern argues that banning e-cigarette flavours will increase smoking harm and death and will not protect young people.

# smoking - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Disposable vapes will 'get a whole new generation of people addicted to nicotine', expert warns
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

Disposable vapes will 'get a whole new generation of people addicted to nicotine', expert warns

Jun 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,688 Views 33 Comments

# 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 19,959 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 14,914 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 32,389 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 9,052 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 26,180 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 8,217 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 11,103 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 13,981 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 12,291 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 38,623 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 42,268 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 18,574 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 78,974 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 19,961 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 16,210 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 37,636 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 35,628 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 35,623 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 24,922 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 21,689 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 12,511 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 20,621 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 12,493 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 49,551 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 13,836 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 21,354 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 35,338 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 33,483 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 11,147 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 17,663 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 113,510 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 5,792 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 26,404 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 15,098 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 12,324 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.

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