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# Tobacco

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# 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.
Column: We have warning labels for tobacco – why not other cancer-causing substances?
Smoking prevention is a great first step toward improving public health – and encouraging Ireland to to cut down on the amount of red meat and processed meat consumed is the logical next step, writes Yvonne McNulty.
# tea-bacco
PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea
The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.
# 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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Now with added footage from inside a tornado
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# no smoking
Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers
Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Now with the happiest eater ever
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Health
Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go
The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.
# Tobacco Industry
Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting
It has been reported that the Taoiseach and two senior ministers met with members of the tobacco industry a fortnight ago.
# 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.
# Tobacco
'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal
A major tobacco company’s Irish branch says 28.2 per cent of all cigarettes sold here last year evaded the excise duty net.
# 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.
# cigar cuisine
Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently
Tobacco sauces, spreads and tobacco salt for use in any dish – two years of trial and error lead to cigar-infused menu in Cuba. But would you eat it?
# Drugs
Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine
Revenue said separate discoveries of drugs and cigarettes this week would have been worth about €65,000.
# 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.
# 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.
# Health
Fast food and alcohol companies ‘using similar strategies to tobacco industry’
A Lancet study advocates for regulation, saying that it is the only way to change transnational corporations.
# Tobacco
Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients
Childers said clients should be aware of certain Irish PR firms, which she claimed were “representing the tobacco industry and not being open and transparent about it”.
# No butts
Recycling project turning cigarette butts into plastic
Entrepreneur has turned a creative eye on all kinds of refuse that would previously have gone straight to landfill.
# 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”.
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.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition
Legislation to replace VECs with new Education Boards is just one of several matters being debated in Leinster House today.
# 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?
# Tobacco
New EU law will require graphic images on cigarette packaging
Legislation to give legal effect to the new European rules will be debated in the Dáil when it reconvenes tomorrow morning.
# 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.
# Tobacco
EU cracks down on tobacco branding
Banning flavoured cigarettes and images of rotting lungs are all part of the plan.
# 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.
# Alternative budgets
Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets
The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?
The changes to the price of alcohol and tobacco went up at midnight – what about the rest of the measures?
# Budget 2013
Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint
The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.
# Tobacco
Government losing €1.5 million per day to illegal tobacco market
The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said criminals will make over €230 million this year from illegal tobacco in Ireland.
# 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.
# Smoking
Smoking 'rots' brain - study
Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.
# households
Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever
Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.
# Smoking
Indonesia tops 'league of shame' as world's most prolific smokers
Two-thirds of all men over the age of 15 smoke in Indonesia – making them the world’s heaviest smokers.