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# Smoking

All time
# vaping
E-cigarette company up in smoke
Healthier Smoker being wound up after promising new jobs in Waterford.
# Ah go on
Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer
Researchers recommend drinking tea rather than coffee and if you don’t drink either, you should probably give tea a chance…
# Your Say
Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?
UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.
# smokers
Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,
# Cracking down
WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors
The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.
# Fire
Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging
The e-cigarette was close to an oxygen tube. This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in Merseyside since 2013.
# Landmark
Cigarette company ordered to pay $23 billion to widow of smoker who died of lung cancer
Lawyers argued that the tobacco company was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of smoking.
# Vaping Ban
E-cigs banned in nation's biggest shopping centre
Blanchardstown Centre takes a stand against ‘vaping’, following similar moves by Dublin Bus and Irish Rail.
# stop smoking
Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.
# it's happening
It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes
“Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry,” said Minister James Reilly.
# Your Say
Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?
Going too far? Or should it have been done years ago?
# Up In Smoke
Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.
# Smoking
Minister Reilly honoured by World Health Organisation for his work against tobacco
The Health Minister says it’s important that we do all we can to prevent people from taking up smoking.
# bold boys
Zayn and Louis from One Direction were filmed smoking a 'joint'
Footage obtained by the Mail Online shows them discussing “Mary Jane” and “contraband”.
# Smuggled
Not 'foil containers' but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigarettes
Revenue intercepted the container at Dublin Port yesterday.
Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
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?
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.
# Quitting
E-cigarettes will be banned from hospital campuses in seven days
The HSE has announced the ban on e-cigarettes on its smoke-free campuses.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…
# Health
Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children - and the government's backing it
The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.
# lighting up
1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers
A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the sale of cigarettes be restricted to certain times?
The sale of tobacco products could be banned between 7am and 9am and after 6pm.
# no vaping
E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban
It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.
# Cigarettes
Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births
A study published today shows such bans are also linked to a similar fall in the hospitals visits by children wit asthma.
# Tobacco
Heart attacks fell by more than 10 per cent after the workplace smoking ban
This Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the ban’s implementation.
# Your Say
Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking?
The ban was introduced 10 years ago, on 29 March 2004.
# Legislation
Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants
The e-cigs have already been banned from DART and train services.
Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes
Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.
# Smoke and Mirrors
Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably
Don’t try this at home, kids.
Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died
The 57-year-old father-of-three was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last year.
# Smoking
Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.
# Smoking
It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society
The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.
# Smoking
Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'
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
How can we protect our young people from the tactics of the tobacco industry? The answer is simple: plain packaging, writes Kathleen O’Meara.
# smoke free cars
British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children
Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants.
# clear the air
Hospital smoking bans are being ignored
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.
# smoke signals
E-cig distributors welcome under-18s ban, call for regulation
Some e-cigarette distributors report that parents have been been attempting to purchase e-cigarettes for their teenage children.
# Out of Puff
Ireland to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s
Health Minister James Reilly likely to bring in wider legislation to regulate use of device which cuts out tobacco – but still delivers nicotine.