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# world no tobacco day

Last year
# world no tobacco day
Despite overall decline in smoking, prevalence is rising among Ireland's most vulnerable
Smoking still causes over 4,500 deaths in Ireland each year
All time
# world no tobacco day
Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week
A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.
# air pollution
Irish children from deprived families twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand-smoke
32.7% of nine-year-olds from Ireland’s lowest-income families are exposed to secondary smoke daily.
Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'
We need smoking prevention efforts to ensure smoking rates continue to drop among all young people, writes Donal Buggy.
No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking
Two in three smokers want to give up writes Donald Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society.
# 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.
# Smoking
‘Vast majority of smokers want to quit’ claims Reilly as No Tobacco Day marked
The Minister underlined his commitment to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking as the World Health Organisation’s No Tobacco Day is marked.
# Hospital
Smoking to be banned in more hospital grounds
Smoking will be stubbed out at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Group this year, thanks to a new initiative being introduced on World No Tobacco Day.