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# Smoking

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# sponsored by nicorette
Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?
# stubbed out
Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses
UCD and Trinity College have started making their universities smoke-free.
# Healthy Ireland Survey
Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling
Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.
# butt out
Trinity College has come up with an excellent way to settle the Barrys vs Lyons debate
Ooh. It’s a close one.
# sponsored by quit
'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids
Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.
# 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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes?
The fact that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco or tar is one of the arguments as to why they should not be taxed as heavily as normal cigarettes.
# sponsored by nicorette
Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about
And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.
# sponsored by nicorette
7 little-known facts about smoking to make you think twice about lighting up
And hopefully will help you to quit, too.
Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds
The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.
No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking
Two in three smokers want to give up writes Donald Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society.
# sponsored by nicorette
Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about
And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.
# Smoking
Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
Regulation of e-cigarettes will also be enforced from today.
# Controversial
Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"
Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.
Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week
A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.
# Let's Go Menthol
Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'
Part of the ECJ plan paves the way for the banning of menthol cigarettes.
# France
School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them
Schools had allowed pupils to smoke inside school premises to lower their risk of being attacked.
# greater manchester
Primary school asks parents not to smoke cannabis when dropping children off
Police are working with the school to crack down on the issue.
# sponsored by nicorette
Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent?
Tis the season…
# Sponsored By HSE
7 quick things you can do to help stop cigarette cravings...
It’s all about distraction in those first weeks of quitting.
# pet hates
New study finds that smoking damages pets
Cats are more likely to be affected than dogs.
# stubbed out
If you smoke in a car that has a child in it, you will be fined €100
The law comes into effect on 1 January.
# save your breath
The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about
“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”
# Your Say
Poll: Should smoking be banned in council houses?
A ban has been mooted in the United States.
# Smoking
Ireland boss keen to 'light up' Euro 2016 alongside O'Neill, Hodgson and Coleman
The Ireland boss admits his a little envious of his international colleagues.
# public housing
Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes
And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.
# recommendations
Detention centre puts children in isolation for smoking and bad language
The unannounced inspection of Oberstown also found issues with care planning, mediation management and training.
# Smoking
You'll now have to break a €20 to buy a pack of cigs
Cigarette packs will increase by 50c, while petrol and alcohol duties are to remain unchanged.
# Analysis
Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?
Is the increasing price of tobacco as good for our fiscal and physical health as it might appear?
# 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.
# ecigarettes
Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices
“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”
# danger
Your chances of dying, ranked by sport and activity
Scared of skiing? Try snowboarding…
Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact
Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.
# e-cigarettes
Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking
The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.
# cruel and unusual
This Irish dad caught his son smoking and issued the harshest punishment ever
When the going gets tough, the tough dads get going.
# ashes to ashes
Watch: Inmates stage riot as Australian authorities introduce prison smoking ban
The plan didn’t go down well.
Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?
Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?
# Your Say
Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised?
Hawaii has become the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 – is this something we should be looking at?
# Islam
Ramadan begins today - but it's not as straightforward as simply fasting
There’s more to the fasting than just staying away from food and drink.
# passive nightmares
This Enniscorthy youth group's anti-smoking film is a cinematic masterpiece