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Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
# Smokers
# Smokers

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Aug 29th 2014, 6:20 AM 7,544 Views 26 Comments

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors
# Cracking Down
# Cracking Down

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors

Aug 26th 2014, 1:37 PM 14,481 Views 81 Comments

The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.

Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging
# Fire
# Fire

Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging

Aug 8th 2014, 4:43 PM 34,136 Views 43 Comments

The e-cigarette was close to an oxygen tube. This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in Merseyside since 2013.

Cigarette company ordered to pay $23 billion to widow of smoker who died of lung cancer
# Landmark
# Landmark

Cigarette company ordered to pay $23 billion to widow of smoker who died of lung cancer

Jul 20th 2014, 11:40 AM 29,281 Views 102 Comments

Lawyers argued that the tobacco company was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of smoking.

E-cigs banned in nation's biggest shopping centre
# Vaping Ban
# Vaping Ban

E-cigs banned in nation's biggest shopping centre

Jul 9th 2014, 6:55 AM 23,938 Views 69 Comments

Blanchardstown Centre takes a stand against ‘vaping’, following similar moves by Dublin Bus and Irish Rail.

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
# Stop Smoking
# Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

Jun 17th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,464 Views 59 Comments

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes
# It's Happening
# It's Happening

It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes

Jun 10th 2014, 10:00 PM 44,521 Views 204 Comments

“Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry,” said Minister James Reilly.

Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?

Jun 6th 2014, 8:47 AM 13,979 Views 195 Comments

Going too far? Or should it have been done years ago?

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally

Jun 4th 2014, 12:47 PM 15,343 Views 15 Comments

Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.

Minister Reilly honoured by World Health Organisation for his work against tobacco
# Smoking
# Smoking

Minister Reilly honoured by World Health Organisation for his work against tobacco

May 28th 2014, 8:09 PM 9,410 Views 59 Comments

The Health Minister says it’s important that we do all we can to prevent people from taking up smoking.

Zayn and Louis from One Direction were filmed smoking a 'joint'
# Bold Boys
From The Daily Edge
# Bold Boys

Zayn and Louis from One Direction were filmed smoking a 'joint'

May 28th 2014, 10:00 AM 4,132 Views 6 Comments

Footage obtained by the Mail Online shows them discussing “Mary Jane” and “contraband”.

Not 'foil containers' but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigarettes
# Smuggled
# Smuggled

Not 'foil containers' but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigarettes

May 27th 2014, 12:55 PM 9,845 Views 12 Comments

Revenue intercepted the container at Dublin Port yesterday.

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
# Food
# Food

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

May 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 317 Views 44 Comments

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?
# Smoking
# Smoking

Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?

May 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,254 Views 160 Comments

Yes, you’ve done fantastically well to ween yourself down from a Grade 1 carcinogen to the equivalent of weed killer. But that doesn’t make it OK vape in front of my three-year-old.

E-cigarettes will be banned from hospital campuses in seven days
# Quitting
# Quitting

E-cigarettes will be banned from hospital campuses in seven days

Apr 24th 2014, 8:48 AM 10,968 Views 104 Comments

The HSE has announced the ban on e-cigarettes on its smoke-free campuses.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 17th 2014, 10:58 PM 14,241 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children - and the government's backing it
# Health
# Health

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children - and the government's backing it

Apr 17th 2014, 3:19 PM 9,724 Views 63 Comments

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers

Apr 16th 2014, 11:15 AM 6,007 Views 29 Comments

A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.

Poll: Should the sale of cigarettes be restricted to certain times?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the sale of cigarettes be restricted to certain times?

Apr 4th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,052 Views 136 Comments

The sale of tobacco products could be banned between 7am and 9am and after 6pm.

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban
# No Vaping
# No Vaping

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

Mar 31st 2014, 10:02 AM 11,442 Views 51 Comments

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births

Mar 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,529 Views 11 Comments

A study published today shows such bans are also linked to a similar fall in the hospitals visits by children wit asthma.

Heart attacks fell by more than 10 per cent after the workplace smoking ban
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Heart attacks fell by more than 10 per cent after the workplace smoking ban

Mar 24th 2014, 12:46 PM 8,545 Views 37 Comments

This Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the ban’s implementation.

Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking?

Mar 24th 2014, 9:26 AM 13,063 Views 141 Comments

The ban was introduced 10 years ago, on 29 March 2004.

Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants
# Legislation
# Legislation

Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants

Mar 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 15,441 Views 70 Comments

The e-cigs have already been banned from DART and train services.

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes
# HSE
# HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Mar 5th 2014, 10:02 PM 8,752 Views 9 Comments

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably
# Smoke And Mirrors
From The Daily Edge
# Smoke And Mirrors

Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably

Mar 5th 2014, 4:40 PM 2,999 Views 1 Comment

Don’t try this at home, kids.

Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died

Mar 3rd 2014, 12:30 PM 55,281 Views 87 Comments

The 57-year-old father-of-three was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last year.

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
# Smoking
# Smoking

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?

Mar 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 10,970 Views 10 Comments

Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes

Feb 28th 2014, 10:16 PM 14,349 Views 41 Comments

There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society
# Smoking
# Smoking

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

Feb 13th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,729 Views 50 Comments

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'

Feb 13th 2014, 1:10 PM 12,898 Views 65 Comments

The bosses of the cigarette companies maintain that plain tobacco packaging will boost illegal sales.

Column: We owe it to the next generation to fight tobacco with everything we've got
# Plain And Simple
# Plain And Simple

Column: We owe it to the next generation to fight tobacco with everything we've got

Feb 13th 2014, 7:00 AM 37 Views 129 Comments

How can we protect our young people from the tactics of the tobacco industry? The answer is simple: plain packaging, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children
# Smoke Free Cars
# Smoke Free Cars

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children

Feb 10th 2014, 8:49 PM 7,401 Views 45 Comments

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants.

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored
# Clear The Air
# Clear The Air

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored

Feb 2nd 2014, 5:00 PM 16,554 Views 61 Comments

The Psychiatric Nurses association at Kerry General Hospital say the HSE just wanted to make a ‘grand gesture’ but aren’t willing to back it up.

E-cig distributors welcome under-18s ban, call for regulation
# Smoke Signals
# Smoke Signals

E-cig distributors welcome under-18s ban, call for regulation

Jan 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,463 Views 6 Comments

Some e-cigarette distributors report that parents have been been attempting to purchase e-cigarettes for their teenage children.

Ireland to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s
# Out Of Puff
# Out Of Puff

Ireland to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

Jan 27th 2014, 11:00 PM 23,212 Views 115 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly likely to bring in wider legislation to regulate use of device which cuts out tobacco – but still delivers nicotine.

This woman doesn't smoke but cigarettes have almost killed her
# Asthma
# Asthma

This woman doesn't smoke but cigarettes have almost killed her

Jan 26th 2014, 10:15 AM 27,815 Views 56 Comments

Just how dangerous is passive smoking?

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference
# Black Market
# Black Market

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference

Jan 23rd 2014, 3:15 PM 10,583 Views 38 Comments

The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.

Poll: Do you think plain cigarette packaging will deter smokers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think plain cigarette packaging will deter smokers?

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:41 AM 11,449 Views 190 Comments

Plain packaging on cigarette packets is being discussed today in Leinster House.