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Who said that? Don't be shocked by coughing and talking bus shelters
# Cough Cough
# Cough Cough

Who said that? Don't be shocked by coughing and talking bus shelters

May 20th 2015, 2:17 PM 8,913 Views 4 Comments

It’s part of a campaign to raise awareness of the key signs of lung cancer.

Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)
# Richard Overton
# Richard Overton

Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)

May 11th 2015, 6:15 AM 17,344 Views 15 Comments

Richard Overton fought in World War II.

The workplace smoking ban didn't stop people smoking and the Celtic Tiger is to blame
# Kick The Habit
# Kick The Habit

The workplace smoking ban didn't stop people smoking and the Celtic Tiger is to blame

May 3rd 2015, 7:30 AM 18,564 Views 38 Comments

Research by the ESRI found there was actually a larger decrease in smoking among non-workers.

9 favourite activities people do when they're stoned
# Blazing Squad
From The Daily Edge
# Blazing Squad

9 favourite activities people do when they're stoned

Apr 21st 2015, 11:20 AM 6,083 Views 0 Comments

Because they got high, because they got high…

Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?
# Smokes
# Smokes

Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?

Apr 17th 2015, 9:05 AM 13,930 Views 148 Comments

That’s what the the Irish Cancer Society is calling for.

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...
# Lovely Fags
# Lovely Fags

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...

Apr 8th 2015, 1:37 PM 21,636 Views 18 Comments

An Irish pension provider is offering larger payouts to people who are, well, likely to die sooner.

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...
# Risk Detection
# Risk Detection

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...

Mar 26th 2015, 6:03 AM 18,819 Views 6 Comments

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

These scans show the harmful effects of smoking on unborn babies
# Development
# Development

These scans show the harmful effects of smoking on unborn babies

Mar 24th 2015, 10:11 AM 28,205 Views 73 Comments

Researchers say the effects may be seen in the facial movements of unborn babies.

Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively... but lost anyway
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively... but lost anyway

Mar 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 17,904 Views 38 Comments

Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.

Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a 'failure' - are they telling the truth?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a 'failure' - are they telling the truth?

Mar 8th 2015, 9:50 AM 19,691 Views 82 Comments

We sift through the facts and fiction on the government’s anti-smoking plan.

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013
# Breaking The Habit
# Breaking The Habit

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013

Mar 3rd 2015, 10:20 PM 30,287 Views 65 Comments

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’
# QUIT
# QUIT

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:26 PM 14,097 Views 64 Comments

It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Feb 20th 2015, 2:20 PM 222 Views 113 Comments

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
# Lighten Up
# Lighten Up

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'

Feb 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 18,044 Views 103 Comments

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?
# Give Up Your Aul Sins
# Give Up Your Aul Sins

Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?

Feb 18th 2015, 6:15 AM 14,990 Views 40 Comments

Many Christian traditions have lost their appeal but Lent remains popular, for good reasons, lifestyle experts say.

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
# War On Tobacco
# War On Tobacco

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'

Feb 17th 2015, 7:38 PM 24,602 Views 204 Comments

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain
# Impaired Thinking
# Impaired Thinking

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain

Feb 16th 2015, 6:59 PM 12,410 Views 42 Comments

Giving up could help reverse the problem, researchers have found.

The things most likely to kill you in one handy infographic
# Cheery Reading
# Cheery Reading

The things most likely to kill you in one handy infographic

Feb 12th 2015, 7:45 PM 35,902 Views 29 Comments

People worry about being murdered and dying in plane crashes but the NHS says it’s the heart disease that’ll get you.

Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works
# Smoking
# Smoking

Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works

Feb 11th 2015, 10:15 PM 17,011 Views 64 Comments

New research finds plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ by almost 10%.

How to get pregnant women to quit smoking? Pay them
# Financial Incentive
# Financial Incentive

How to get pregnant women to quit smoking? Pay them

Jan 28th 2015, 2:33 PM 12,565 Views 60 Comments

More than 20% of the women offered vouchers kicked the habit, compared with 9% given normal NHS support alone.

9 reasons you should definitely quit smoking this year
# Quitting
From The Daily Edge
# Quitting

9 reasons you should definitely quit smoking this year

Jan 17th 2015, 1:03 PM 21,931 Views 35 Comments

It’s time.

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'

Jan 15th 2015, 12:15 PM 13,907 Views 108 Comments

And it makes children weigh less at birth.

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why
# Nicotine
# Nicotine

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why

Jan 12th 2015, 7:15 AM 14,252 Views 18 Comments

A study has revealed the rate at which smokers metabolise nicotine could predict the best way to quit.

Arsene Wenger used to smoke cigarettes on the bench at Monaco
# Lighting Up
From The42
# Lighting Up

Arsene Wenger used to smoke cigarettes on the bench at Monaco

Jan 10th 2015, 1:38 PM 7,474 Views 3 Comments

He even used to sell them when he was younger.

Back in 1984 the Government was worried about banning smoking in classrooms
# State Papers
# State Papers

Back in 1984 the Government was worried about banning smoking in classrooms

Jan 1st 2015, 7:15 PM 30,784 Views 48 Comments

In some schools smoking in the classroom was “an accepted practice”.

Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco
# Be Strong
# Be Strong

Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco

Dec 24th 2014, 7:00 PM 116 Views 38 Comments

Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"
# Smoking
# Smoking

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

Nov 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,128 Views 24 Comments

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

Which county had the most workplace smoking convictions this year?
# Keep Her Lit
# Keep Her Lit

Which county had the most workplace smoking convictions this year?

Nov 20th 2014, 5:55 PM 27,219 Views 28 Comments

And which part of the country has most over the last four years?

Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you

Nov 14th 2014, 6:15 AM 15,058 Views 6 Comments

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?
# Vaping On-air
# Vaping On-air

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

Nov 11th 2014, 3:35 PM 10,638 Views 29 Comments

Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.

E-cig ad will be the first since 1965 to show smoking on UK television
# Vaping
# Vaping

E-cig ad will be the first since 1965 to show smoking on UK television

Nov 10th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,251 Views 30 Comments

Previous incarnations of the advert were banned for being ‘too sexy’.

How much will people be fined for smoking in a car with children?
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

How much will people be fined for smoking in a car with children?

Oct 9th 2014, 3:39 PM 13,439 Views 88 Comments

There’s speculation that the original fine could be €80 but this could go up to €1,000 if the fine isn’t paid and the case is brought to court.

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:28 AM 12,578 Views 108 Comments

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars
# Stubbed Out
# Stubbed Out

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:04 AM 5,554 Views 49 Comments

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging
# Smoking
# Smoking

France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging

Sep 25th 2014, 8:21 PM 10,841 Views 48 Comments

Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland
# Dark Days - Black Market
# Dark Days - Black Market

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,776 Views 6 Comments

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

Twitter just made this girl's mum quit smoking
# Holy Smokes
From The Daily Edge
# Holy Smokes

Twitter just made this girl's mum quit smoking

Sep 18th 2014, 11:55 AM 4,113 Views 1 Comment

A contract is a contract.

E-cigarette company up in smoke
# Vaping
# Vaping

E-cigarette company up in smoke

Sep 2nd 2014, 2:37 PM 35,718 Views 40 Comments

Healthier Smoker being wound up after promising new jobs in Waterford.

Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer
# Ah Go On
# Ah Go On

Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer

Sep 1st 2014, 9:31 AM 13,071 Views 37 Comments

Researchers recommend drinking tea rather than coffee and if you don’t drink either, you should probably give tea a chance…

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?

Aug 30th 2014, 9:25 AM 10,956 Views 106 Comments

UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.