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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Tobacco

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# Organised Crime
Almost 2,000,000 cigarettes seized in huge cross border operation
A processing plant, millions of cigarettes, cash and a van was seized.
Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco
Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.
# Stung
600,000 dodgy Marlboro cigarettes found hidden under flip-flops
They were hidden in a crate of “safety footwear.”
Opinion: Opposition to 'vaping' adverts is knee-jerk moral outrage
Thousands of people die from smoking-related diseases every year in Ireland, but e-cigarettes can help them quit. So why are we trying to ban advertising them?
# Tuberculosis
Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.
# Inflation
We're paying more for alcohol, tobacco and dining out than this time last year
Higher health and motor insurance premiums are driving up inflation.
# vaping on-air
Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?
Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.
Opinion: Plain cigarette packaging can save lives – we need to introduce it in Ireland
Plain packing would both reduce the level of consumption in current smokers AND discourage young people from starting in the first place.
# motor-vated
Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things
Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.
# Cigarettes and Alcohol
Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow
But there will be no change in the price of a pint.
# under warrant
‘EM@IL’ cigarettes and ‘Eastender’ tobacco seized in Limerick
An man in his 40s is helping gardaí with their inquiries.
# Smoking
France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging
Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.
# dark days - black market
Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland
Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes?
South Korea wants to bring in an 80 per cent hike, and James Reilly has said a pack of 20 should cost €20. What do you think?
# stubbed out
Retailers might stop selling cigarettes if tobacco licence fee goes up
That’s according to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.
# 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.
# Tobacco
Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade
The accusations come after a report from the Revenue Commissioners into illegal tobacco flooding Ireland.
# customs seizure
Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000
Customs agents were helped in their pursuit by detection dogs, Casey, Meg and Holly.
# 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.
# War on Tobacco
James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each
The Health Minster says he would like to see a situation where cigarettes are a euro each.
# Health
Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State
TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.
# Customs
Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market
The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.
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.
# 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.
# Up In Smoke
40,000 cigarettes seized at Cork Airport
The cigarettes had a retail value of almost €19,000 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €14,500.
# plain packaging
Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm'
An Oireachtas Committee has produced a detailed and wide-ranging report on the proposal to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.
# 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.
# Seized
Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport
Officers stopped and searched four men as they disembarked a flight from Wroclaw last night.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…
# 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.
# Up
Another rise in consumer prices. The main drivers? College fees & alcohol
The hike in college fees last October translated into a 4.6 per cent rise in education costs over the last 12 months.
# 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.
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.
# long-haul hauls
Cannabis from Canada, cigarettes from Moldova... A busy 48 hours for the customs service
Six people have been arrested following a series of raids around the country.
# stubbed out
'Operation Cigar' leads to seizure of 85 kilos of tobacco and nearly 4,000 cigarettes
One non-Irish national man was arrested in the seizure.
# Cigarettes
US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move
Cigarettes and other tobacco products will no longer be sold in any of the CVS’s 7,600 stores from later this year.
# World Cancer DAy
There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns
The United Nations report highlights a regional imbalance in the rise, as well as a link to sales drives by tobacco companies.
# Black Market
Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference
The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.
# Tobacco
Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'
A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.