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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Tobacco

This year
Poll: Should the legal smoking age be increased to 21?
Yesterday was World No Tobacco Day.
Trying to quit smoking? Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are now available for free
The HSE made the announcement this National No Smoking Day.
Last year
Revenue seizes €1.3 million worth of tobacco at Dublin Port
The tobacco was found in a consignment that arrived into Dublin Port from the Netherlands.
Tobacco, beer and wine with estimated value of over €300,000 seized at Rosslare Europort
Close to 26,000 litres of beer, over 11,800 litres of wine, and around 77.5 kilograms of ‘roll your own’ tobacco were seized.
Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland wants to raise the age to 21.
Revenue seizes €5.5 million worth of tobacco and cigarettes
The seizure was made at Dublin Port.
Revenue officers seize 2.5 tonnes of illegal tobacco in Meath
The 2,500 kilogrammes had a retail value of over €1.7 million.
European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
The devices heat tobacco up to 350°C, lower than the 600°C of conventional cigarettes.
Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.
All time
Poll: Should shops that sell cigarettes to minors be banned from selling them for a few days?
Shops that sell cigarettes to minors are to be banned for up to a month, under new legislation.
Most packets of cigarettes will now cost €15 after 50c tax hike
This is the sixth year in a row the price has increased by that amount.
Retailers say spike in seized tobacco hints at 'large-scale' cigarette factories in Ireland
Revenue has announced four major seizures of loose raw tobacco with an estimated retail value of €8.1m.
€700k worth of smuggled tobacco uncovered in shipment labelled as 'potatoes'
The tobacco was discovered in a container that had arrived on a vessel from Rotterdam.
Revenue seize tobacco and cigarettes worth €7.3 million at Dublin Port
The consignment had originated in Bulgaria.
Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.
The price of a packet of cigarettes is going up by 50 cent
It’s the fifth Budget in a row to see the price increase by that amount.
Revenue seize €220k worth of cigarettes and €28k in cash in planned Dublin raid
The find represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of €178k.
60,000 cigarettes and counterfeit clothing seized by gardaí in Donegal
Gardaí carried out a number of searches in Ballyshannon last night.
Revenue seize 240kgs of tobacco and machinery associated with illicit cigarette manufacturing
Revenue has also seized 860,000 cigarettes in the last week.
Gardaí seize 34,000 illegally imported cigarettes and tobacco products
The seizure was made during a search at Rathcline Court, Lanesborough in Co Longford.
More than 24,000 cigarettes and almost 20kg of tobacco seized by Revenue
The products were seized after two separate searches in Wexford and Tipperary.
Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?
E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.
Raise price of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025, government told
The Irish Heart Foundation is arguing for the move in its pre-Budget submission.
New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18
The legislation will be considered by government in September.
Tobacco worth over €15,000 seized by Revenue officers in Munster
The seizures occurred following operations in Shannon and Limerick city.
'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors
On 4 July 2012, Beaumont Hospital became a “tobacco-free campus”.
Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.
Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels
The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.
Revenue seize car and cigarettes and tobacco worth over €16,500
This represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €13,500.
Revenue seizes cigarettes and tobacco worth €20,000 at Dublin Airport
Revenue said that its officers made the seizure during routine operations yesterday morning.
Cash and 24,000 cigarettes seized in Donegal and Galway
The seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy.
Sangria smuggled in boxes labelled 'orange juice' seized alongside 15kg of tobacco
The goods worth roughly €18,000 were seized in Rosslare over the past two days.
Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.
Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port
The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.
'It's illegal and they'll be seized': DSPCA condemns transport of puppies without passports to UK
Revenue officers seized five puppies at Dublin Port yesterday.
Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Revenue officers seize illegal cash, drugs, alcohol and tobacco worth €200,000 in series of operations
Most recently, officers seized 6,400 cigarettes and 4.7 kg of tobacco.
US tobacco companies ordered to put out statement telling people their products kill
The statements started appearing in newspaper adverts yesterday.
Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin
Over 28,000 contraband cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport this weekend.
Revenue seizes 230,000 cigarettes and 160 kilos of tobacco in Dublin
A large quantity of cash was also detained.