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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Up In Smoke

Last year
Australian NRL team sack player for half-time vaping video
Former Gold Coast Titans captain Kevin Proctor is believed to have shot the video inside a toilet cubicle at Western Sydney Stadium.
All time
Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'
Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.
Comeback falls short as five-goal Levante put paid to Barca's invincible ambitions
Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng hit a hat-trick and, although Philippe Coutinho scored a treble of his own, Barcelona’s “Invicibles” bid ended.
Firefighters battle huge warehouse blaze on Dublin's northside
The fire on Richmond Road is ongoing.
Man arrested as black smoke engulfs stands at PSV-Ajax clash
A number of fans and stadium staff suffered breathing and eye problems after the incident at the Philips Stadion on Sunday.
Pictures: 20,000 people evacuated from area after massive fire at Ukrainian arms depot
Ukrainian authorities said that they suspected Russian involvement.
Cash, cigarettes and tobacco seized in Revenue raids
Revenue discovered the tobacco products following a number of searches in the Louth area.
In photos: Cork's historic Vernon Mount House completely gutted by fire
Gardaí are investigating the fire at the Douglas mansion.
Villa close Agbonlahor shisha pipe case, striker free to be relegated with rest of the team
Agbonlahor, who has scored one Premier League goal so far this term, will be available for the Villans’ run-in after an internal investigation into his Dubai holiday.
New Zealand in the midst of a major cannabis shortage
Major seizures have stymied the supply of marijuana to the island nation.
Dublin Christmas market told it CAN'T use old John Player factory
With just nine days to go, organisers have appealed for help.
A British Airways plane leaving Las Vegas caught fire in the middle of take off
All 159 passengers and 13 crew were evacuated.
Tiger Woods was in with a chance of a first win in more than 2 years but then he did this
Maybe he’s not quite back.
Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently
The AA say they’ve gone up by more this year than any time in a decade.
Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure
Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that Clerys workers “have been treated very badly”.
The Ballymount blaze yesterday destroyed charity's materials
The Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland had been storing materials at the ‘Store-It’ unit.
Poll: Would you welcome plain pack cigarettes?
What do you think?
Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively... but lost anyway
Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.
John Player mix-up sees smokers get the wrong cigarettes in their packets
The factory say a production line error is the cause of a packaging mix-up.
Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.
Cigarettes now cost €10 a pack... But where does all that tax go?
The change kicked in at midnight. Here’s where that extra 40c goes…
'A great day for South Armagh Duty Free' - tobacco companies are not happy...
They say that the 40 cent increase on a packet of cigarettes will play into the hands of smugglers.
People queued up to burn their Irish Water packs in a bath tub last night
The gardaí said there were no arrests at the demonstration in Clondalkin last night.
Sniffer dogs search Leinster House, Ming Flanagan breathes a sigh of relief
Apparently he got out just in time.
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?
Smoking: 80 new jobs for e-cigarette company in Waterford
Healthier Smoker says that it could add up to 1,000 positions depending on its growth profile.
How much tax would a 60c cigarette price hike bring in? (Hint: Not as much as you think)
Michael Noonan’s been advised that the shock-and-awe tactic might have some other effects on smokers’ behaviour.
Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.
World No Tobacco Day: Experts urge against snuffing out the e-cigarette
Medical and policy experts have written a letter to the World Health Organisation describing the gadgets as possibly “among the most significant health innovations of the 21st century”.
Man in 60s arrested after €65,000 worth of cigarettes found in Dublin lockup
The cigarette seizure brings to €233,000 the value of seized tobacco this year.
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.
Dublin City councillors vote to scrap Poolbeg plan
The City Manager, however, says no decision has been made on the project.
Over 40 million cigarettes were seized last year
That figure represents a drop of over 50 million on 2012.
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.
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.
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”.
Graphic images to appear on cigarette packets from today
The use of similar images in Canada and Brazil have helped increase awareness of the negative effects of smoking.
PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking
Photographer Nicolas Reuland gave up cigarettes. Then he set out on this project…
WATCH: Hungarians burn banknotes to keep warm
You might not feel like your savings are worth much – but at least they’re not going up in flames…