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#Smoking

# smoking - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Opinion: 'Many people don't believe social smoking is harmful - as a doctor, I know that's not true'

Dr Des Cox writes about the impact that social smoking has on your health, and why people need to quit smoking altogether.

# smoking - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

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.

# smoking - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# smoking - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

# smoking - Thursday 31 May, 2018

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.

# smoking - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does

A new US study found workers were three times more likely to quit if there was a financial incentive.

# smoking - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland

The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.

# smoking - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets

To help draw attention to this Dublin City Council has started a new campaign.

# smoking - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# smoking - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

# smoking - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Would you agree with a ban?

# smoking - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit

Although smoking rates are declining, smoking-related deaths remain the leading cause of avoidable deaths in this country, writes Dr Des Cox.

# smoking - Friday 2 February, 2018

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'

The driver had reportedly been smoking which caused ‘dangerous substances’ in his van to catch fire.

# smoking - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day

There will be three designated “smoking shelters” created for smokers to go.

# smoking - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

# smoking - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# smoking - Saturday 6 January, 2018

# smoking - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

# smoking - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being.

# smoking - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers

The worms exhibit behavioral responses to nicotine similar to what mammals experience.

# smoking - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?

Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.

# smoking - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

# smoking - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

# smoking - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'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.

# smoking - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# smoking - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

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.

# smoking - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

# smoking - Monday 10 April, 2017

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.

# smoking - Friday 7 April, 2017

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'

Smoking is directly related to more than 5,600 deaths in Ireland every year.

# smoking - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

# smoking - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.

# smoking - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

# smoking - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.

# smoking - Monday 30 January, 2017

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces?

A number of businesses in Dublin have moved to ban smoking where their customers eating outside.

# smoking - Friday 20 January, 2017

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight

A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.

# smoking - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

# smoking - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016

Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.

# smoking - Monday 26 December, 2016

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

More research is needed, however.

# smoking - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money

You’ll be happier, healthier AND richer. What’s not to like?

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