# smoking - Today’s News
Is it bad breath? Talking about their ex? We need to know.
# smoking - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The Minister for Health, James Reilly, introduces the plain packaging bill at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.
# smoking - Monday 25 November, 2013
The report pointed to a prevalence in smoking both among children and pregnant women in the more disadvantaged areas.
# smoking - Sunday 24 November, 2013
He follows in the footsteps of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey and ex-minister Micheál Martin in the vendetta against the habit.
# smoking - Friday 15 November, 2013
Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.
# smoking - Friday 1 November, 2013
Everyone’s talking about a human body part found in Meath, continued water restrictions and a shooting at LAX.
In-patients will have to leave hospital campuses if they wish to smoke with staff to be given advice on quitting.
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 - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
The city council voted today to raise the minimum age for purchasing both cigarettes and electronic-vapour cigarettes.
# smoking - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.
# smoking - Thursday 24 October, 2013
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.
# smoking - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging
The new packs – which include graphic images of health problems that could be caused by smoking – are expected to be brought in next year.
# smoking - Saturday 12 October, 2013
The Government wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025 and a Budget hike on cigarettes seems likely but is it fair on smokers?
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.
# smoking - Friday 11 October, 2013
The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.
# smoking - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
Two men were arrested in the raid.
# smoking - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
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 - Monday 7 October, 2013
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.
# smoking - Friday 4 October, 2013
The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…
# smoking - Monday 23 September, 2013
However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.
# smoking - Friday 20 September, 2013
Authorities are worried that prison officers could bring compensation claims over the effects of passive smoking.
# smoking - Thursday 19 September, 2013
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.
# smoking - Monday 16 September, 2013
ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
# smoking - Wednesday 11 September, 2013
# smoking - Sunday 8 September, 2013
The first ever clinical trial to compare the two also assessed the health risks of e-cigarettes in a large group outside a lab for the first time.
# smoking - Thursday 5 September, 2013
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”.
# smoking - Wednesday 4 September, 2013
# smoking - Saturday 31 August, 2013
Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?
# smoking - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’
Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.
# smoking - Monday 26 August, 2013
Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.
Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.
# smoking - Friday 26 July, 2013
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?
The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.
# smoking - Thursday 25 July, 2013
The teen escaped over a wall at a Dublin garda station last week, and hasn’t been seen since.
# smoking - Monday 22 July, 2013
This photo from NASA’s Terra satellite showing plumes of smoke rising from Howth in Dublin last week.
# smoking - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.
Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.
# smoking - Friday 21 June, 2013
James Reilly is fighting for a ban. Do you agree with him?
# smoking - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.
# smoking - Saturday 1 June, 2013
Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.