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# cabinet sign-off
Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law
The sale of e-cigarettes at events where children are present will also be prohibited.
# Your Say
Poll: Should vaping ads be banned on public transport?
A bill on the ban is set to be approved by Cabinet today.
Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland
Professor Des Cox says it’s tempting to see e-cigarettes as a solution to smoking but he says that’s just not the case.
GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
Dr Garrett McGovern argues that banning e-cigarette flavours will increase smoking harm and death and will not protect young people.
# vaping
Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.
# e-cigarettes
Vaping reps deny products like 'Dr Frost Lemonade Fizz' and 'Vampire vape' are aimed at children
The Oireachtas Health Committee today heard submissions from thee members of the Irish Vape Vendors Association.
# vaping
Vaping reps will urge health committee not to ban flavoured nicotine products
A spokesperson for the vapers association argues that e-liquid flavours are of vital importance to vapers.
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# Allegations
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.
# vaping
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
The Health Research Board’s review will help inform Department of Health policy.
Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May
Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.
# vaping
'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned
Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.
# vaping
HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses
More than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported in the US, with 42 confirmed deaths in 24 states.
# children's health
Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.
# lung failure
British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping
At 16 years old, he required an exterior artificial lung to put oxygen into the blood
# Your Say
Poll: Should vaping be banned from workplaces?
Is this practice commonplace enough to make a ban by the government necessary?
# e-cigarettes
'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.
# ecigs
Experts claim there is no evidence of a risk to the public from passive vaping
Passive smoking has long been known to have a negative impact on the public’s health.
Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness
Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.
# vapourised
Taoiseach says workplace vaping ban will be considered if doctors advise it
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin questioned Varadkar on vaping in the Dail today.
As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban
18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.
# vaping
Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps
The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland ban flavoured vapes?
Senator James Reilly has said flavoured vapes like bublegum and candy make the habit an attractive prospect for young people.
# e cigs
Massachusetts becomes first US state to introduce statewide ban on vapes
San Francisco in California had already adopted a similar citywide ban.
# Your Say
Poll: Should vaping be banned on college campuses in Ireland?
The president of the University of Limerick has called on the government to take action.
# Banned
Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores
President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavoured e-cigarettes and vaping products.
# Ontario
Canada reports first hospitalisation for vaping-related illness
It follows a similar outbreak in the US that has killed seven people.
# vaping
Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak
Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.
# Lung disease
Five people now believed to have died from vaping-related illnesses in the US
100s of other have reportedly become ill with a number of teenagers in induced comas as a result.
# Interview
With Juul under the spotlight, meet the man taking its vaping products into the Irish market
Gareth Smyth talks vaping regulation, advertising and launching in Ireland.
# vaping
Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say
Officials are trying to find the cause of a respiratory illness in up to 200 more people.
# vaping
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.
# vaping
Decision to include vaping advice on official HSE website 'does not represent policy change'
A section on vaping has been added to the official site.
E-cigarette vaping causes skin wounds to heal more slowly - study
Studies have indicated that e-cigarettes aren’t necessarily healthy, but could be less damaging than normal cigarettes.
# Study
E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests
Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Would you like to see vaping banned in indoor public places?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'
We need truthful information on the relative risks of cigarettes compared to the various smoke-free alternative products, writes David T Sweanor.
# vaping
Researchers warn pregnant women that vaping might lead to increased asthma risk
The warning comes after researchers claimed to have found a link between vaping and an increased risk of asthma in offspring.
# how to quit
Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)
Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.
# lighting up
This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today
A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.