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# Tobacco Free Ireland

This year
Nicotine products to come under Drug Payments Scheme with cost capped at €80 per month
Currently you can get nicotine products for free if you have a medical card.
Last year
Poll: Should Ireland impose a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes?
Last year Micheál Martin praised New Zealand’s plans for a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
New report says it’s time to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21
The RCPI says Tobacco 21 ‘offers a proven approach to significantly reduce the numbers of teenagers becoming addicted to tobacco.’
All time
The government wants to ban cigarette vending machines, but a big supplier says it will challenge them in court
New legislation being drafted will see the machines banned in Ireland.
Department of Health hopes to regulate e-cigarettes this year
After concerns in the US over children being poisoned by the liquid inside, the Department says it will be bringing forward regulations in 2014.