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# 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?

# smoking - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

# smoking - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses

UCD and Trinity College have started making their universities smoke-free.

# smoking - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

# smoking - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Trinity College has come up with an excellent way to settle the Barrys vs Lyons debate Butt Out

# smoking - Friday 7 October, 2016

'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids

Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.

# smoking - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

# smoking - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes?

The fact that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco or tar is one of the arguments as to why they should not be taxed as heavily as normal cigarettes.

# smoking - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

7 little-known facts about smoking to make you think twice about lighting up

And hopefully will help you to quit, too.

# smoking - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

# smoking - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

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.

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