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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Smoking

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# News Fix
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.
# Smoking Ban
The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking
Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.
# Your Say
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?
# No butts
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.
# Quitting Time
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.
# Smoking
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.
# Smoking
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.
# risk factor
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Europe ban menthol and slim cigarettes?
James Reilly is fighting for a ban. Do you agree with him?
# e-cigarettes
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.
# Smoking
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.
# Your Say
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.
# Nicotine patches
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.
# Smoking
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.
# Austria
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.
# Smoking
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.
# Smoking
Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers
Of the 55 people prosecuted for smuggling offences last year, 18 had addresses outside of Ireland.
# fart break
Canadian ad compares social smoking to farting
Are you a social farter?
# Smoking
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.
# Smoking
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.
# Public Transport
Your 13 favourite people on public transport
Seat hogs, screaming babies and loud music – prepare yourself for another week of commuting bliss.
# Smoking
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.
# 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”.
# Shop Around
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.
# Tobacco
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Prime Numbers
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?
# Smoking
1 in 3 women in Ireland smoke - report
One in two younger and more disadvantaged women are addicted to tobacco, bringing the problem to “epidemic” proportions, according to the Irish Cancer Society.
# kick the habit
Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins
One million people have successfully quit smoking in Ireland – and now the HSE is urging remaining smokers to kick the habit for good in 2013.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Spielberg Face
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# 1982
Haughey's mission against smoking and cigarette advertising
During his time as Taoiseach, Charles Haughey moved to change the culture of smoking in Ireland.
# Advertising
Irish smokers start at lower age than any other EU country
A new report from the European Commission showed that 51 per cent of people in Europe have never smoked and one fifth have given up.
# Vintage
Sexist, unhealthy or just plain bad: 15 ads from 1960s and '70s mens' mags
“Beware of the man with his own pool table.”
# The Hangover
How to make a hangover even worse? Smoke
Those who smoked on the day they drank felt even worse the next day, a study has revealed.
# Australia
Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes
All cigarettes will now have to be sold in identical, olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings.