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# Smoking

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Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.
Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes
ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'
Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.
How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?
The first ever clinical trial to compare the two also assessed the health risks of e-cigarettes in a large group outside a lab for the first time.
Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices
The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.
21 things you'll remember from secondary school
Cast your minds back.
Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?
Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective?
There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’
Here’s what happened today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.
The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking
Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.
Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking?
With the Health Minister looking to cut the number of smokers to 5 per cent by 2025, would it be easier for the Government to ban them altogether?
Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025
The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.
No sign of teenager who escaped from garda station while on 'smoke break'
The teen escaped over a wall at a Dublin garda station last week, and hasn’t been seen since.
Where there's smoke...Howth fires visible from space!
This photo from NASA’s Terra satellite showing plumes of smoke rising from Howth in Dublin last week.
EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer
A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.
Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows
Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.
Poll: Should Europe ban menthol and slim cigarettes?
James Reilly is fighting for a ban. Do you agree with him?
Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review
The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.
Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half
Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.
Poll: Do you allow smoking in your home?
A new study has found that air pollution in a smoker’s home can be 10 times the advisable level.
VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches
Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.
Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'
A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.
Meet the lone ‘sheriff’ of the ‘ashtray of Europe’
Anti-smoking advocate and cancer sufferer is trying to highlight Austria’s lax enforcement, where almost two thirds of venues flout complex smoking area legislation.
Smokers' group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in cars
Forest Éireann, a representative group for Irish smokers, says a ban on smoking in cars would have little positive effect.
Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers
Of the 55 people prosecuted for smuggling offences last year, 18 had addresses outside of Ireland.
Canadian ad compares social smoking to farting
Are you a social farter?
James Reilly pledges to tackle smoking problem in Europe
Most MEPs agreed that regluation was needed, though some said they were worried about the fiscal impact and an increase in the illegal cigarette trade.
Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.
Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services
The Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the State to start spending more money on quit services as National No Smoking Day is marked today.
Your 13 favourite people on public transport
Seat hogs, screaming babies and loud music – prepare yourself for another week of commuting bliss.
Graphic images to appear on cigarette packets from today
The use of similar images in Canada and Brazil have helped increase awareness of the negative effects of smoking.
Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings
Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.
Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study
The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.
Column: Tobacco companies spend billions on packaging for a reason
You may be convinced that attractive packaging doesn’t sway your decision to smoke – but it’s still big business, writes Dr Ross Morgan.
MEP criticises two government departments over tobacco industry meetings
The Department of Finance said each year its officials meet with representatives of all industries in the run up to the Budget.
Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging
Women smoke because they want a nicotine hit – not because they’re taken in by cute packaging or promises of weight loss, writes Nuala Walsh.
Column: To end cancer, we must close the health gap between rich and poor
It is only at the local level that we can close the “cancer gap” between the rich and poor, writes consultant medical oncologist Professor John Kennedy.
Poll: Do you think strict rules on cigarette packaging will make any difference?
A new EU law will see the introduction of cigarette packets displaying graphic images in Ireland. But will that reduce smoking rates?
Political donations, pregnancies and Love/Hate: The week in numbers
How many women in Ireland smoke? Were consumers panicked by Budget announcements? And how many people watched Darren die?