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# Tobacco

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# Seizure
Revenue seize roll-your-own tobacco from Kerry house
Two men were questioned in connection with the discovery of the tobacco.
# Seizure
Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers
Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.
# Health
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.
# no smoking
Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday
Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.
# Smoking
Father with terminal lung cancer joins with HSE in fight against tobacco
Gerry Collins and his family are part of a new ad campaign to encourage people to stop smoking.
Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it
More and more countries are attempting to introduce anti-smoking laws – and the multi-billion euro tobacco industry is responding by launching long, cripplingly expensive legal challenges. Ireland should not let itself by bullied, writes Senator John Crown.
# Cork
60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork
Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.
# off the market
Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses
In a separate development, a Lithuanian national was detained with over 12,000 cigarettes and hit with a two week jail sentence.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about the pay of senior HSE staff, two robberies in Dublin, and the possibility of power cuts.
# Tobacco
Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging
The general scheme of the bill to standard packaging on cigarettes is to be the subject of public hearings by an Oireachtas committee.
# Tobacco
Sligo community hospital becomes latest to adopt smoke free campus policy
As part of HSE plans to roll out the policy to all hospitals by 2015, St. John’s Community Hospital will ban smoking on its campus next month.
# Tobacco
Revenue seize 125,120 cigarettes in Rosslare and Dublin
The seizures took place at Rosslare Europort today and at Dublin Airport last Saturday
Column: Bloomberg's approach to smoking is working in New York – it could here too
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg intends raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 – and he’s right. This is the generation which can be protected from Big Tobacco, writes Kathleen O’Meara.
# Smoking
Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling
Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.
# Budget 2014
Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.
# Your Say
Poll: Are repeated tax increases on tobacco fair?
The Government wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025 and a Budget hike on cigarettes seems likely but is it fair on smokers?
Aaron McKenna: Anti-tobacco policies are lining criminals' pockets
It is not simple to change a societal behaviour – just ask the American prohibitionists – and plans to ban menthol and slim cigarettes will surrender money to criminal elements, writes Aaron McKenna.
Harvey the Revenue's sniffer dog uncovers tobacco worth €10k in Cork
The sniffer dog also uncovered €55,000 in cash, while a further €28,000 worth of cigarettes was also seized.
# Tobacco
Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control
65 per cent of packaging will be covered by warnings as opposed to the 75 per cent advocated by anti-tobacco lobby and the 50 per cent pushed for by those in the industry.
# Smoking
Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings
Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.
# Health
'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget
The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…
# Health
Reilly wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025
The Irish Cancer Society welcomed the plans, but a smokers group called it “morally wrong”.
# Seizure
Revenue seize 315kg of tobacco at Dublin Airport
A file is being prepared for the DPP after a cargo shipment marked as “advertising t-shirts” was found to be tobacco.
# i predict a riot
Smoking ban to be rolled out across prisons in England and Wales
Authorities are worried that prison officers could bring compensation claims over the effects of passive smoking.
# Smoking
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.
# Smuggling
Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent
15 million cigarettes have been seized in the first half of this year, compared with 95 million last year.
# Tobacco
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.
# Up In Smoke
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”.
# Money Money Money
Alcohol sales are up, but clothing sales are down
Spending on alcoholic beverages accounted for 7.7 per cent of all spending in Ireland last year.
# Alcohol
'Unscrupulous pub owners' selling dangerous counterfeit alcohol
A spokesperson for Revenue said there has been an increase in seizures of counterfeit alcohol this year and there are considerable risks involved for those drinking it.
# 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?
# Seizure
17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday
A Moldovan national was also sentenced to three months in prison for evasion of duty on cigarettes.
# Tobacco
51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year
Over 11 million cigarettes and 2,913kgs of tobacco have been seized by Revenue.
# 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.
# Inflation
Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living
Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.
Irish people pay above the EU average for bread, fruit and potatoes
The latest CSO figures for 2012 show that Ireland paid ten per cent more for meat and bread and nearly double the average for tobacco.
# Cost of Living
It's official: Irish prices for cigarettes and alcohol are EU's highest
Irish drink prices are 62 per cent higher than the EU average – and only the Finns pay more for their drink.
# Bottlernator
James Reilly channels Arnold Schwarzenegger in battle against cigarettes
“To paraphrase that gentleman who got to be Governor of California…”
# Revenue
Roll-your-own tobacco imported from China seized in north Dublin
The tobacco was being packaged in well-known roll-your-own branding in what Revenue has described as a ‘cottage industry’.