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# smoking - Today’s News


# smoking - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

# smoking - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

# smoking - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised?

Hawaii has become the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 – is this something we should be looking at?

# smoking - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Ramadan begins today – but it’s not as straightforward as simply fasting

There’s more to the fasting than just staying away from food and drink.

# smoking - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Enniscorthy youth group’s anti-smoking film is a cinematic masterpiece Passive Nightmares

# smoking - Monday 1 June, 2015

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?

Yes, no or sometimes?

# smoking - Sunday 31 May, 2015

How do Ireland’s smoking levels compare with Europe? Pretty good actually

# smoking - Sunday 24 May, 2015

How do you get smokers to quit? Pay them

“With such unprecedented rates of success, the trick now is to figure out how to get more people to sign up — to feel like they have skin in the game.”

# smoking - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Who said that? Don’t be shocked by coughing and talking bus shelters

It’s part of a campaign to raise awareness of the key signs of lung cancer.

# smoking - Monday 11 May, 2015

Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)

Richard Overton fought in World War II.

# smoking - Sunday 3 May, 2015

The workplace smoking ban didn’t stop people smoking and the Celtic Tiger is to blame

Research by the ESRI found there was actually a larger decrease in smoking among non-workers.

# smoking - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 favourite activities people do when they’re stoned Blazing Squad

9 favourite activities people do when they’re stoned

Because they got high, because they got high…

# smoking - Friday 17 April, 2015

Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?

That’s what the the Irish Cancer Society is calling for.

# smoking - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine…

An Irish pension provider is offering larger payouts to people who are, well, likely to die sooner.

# smoking - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it…

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

# smoking - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

These scans show the harmful effects of smoking on unborn babies

Researchers say the effects may be seen in the facial movements of unborn babies.

# smoking - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively… but lost anyway

Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.

# smoking - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From Business ETC Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a ‘failure’ – are they telling the truth? Analysis

Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a ‘failure’ – are they telling the truth?

We sift through the facts and fiction on the government’s anti-smoking plan.

# smoking - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

# smoking - Monday 2 March, 2015

One year on: ‘If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’

It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.

# smoking - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They’re afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

# smoking - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Why we should ‘relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break’ Lighten Up This post contains videos

Why we should ‘relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break’

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?

Many Christian traditions have lost their appeal but Lent remains popular, for good reasons, lifestyle experts say.

# smoking - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs ‘will be in shops by May 2017’

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

# smoking - Monday 16 February, 2015

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain

Giving up could help reverse the problem, researchers have found.

# smoking - Thursday 12 February, 2015

The things most likely to kill you in one handy infographic

People worry about being murdered and dying in plane crashes but the NHS says it’s the heart disease that’ll get you.

# smoking - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works

New research finds plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ by almost 10%.

# smoking - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

How to get pregnant women to quit smoking? Pay them

More than 20% of the women offered vouchers kicked the habit, compared with 9% given normal NHS support alone.

# smoking - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons you should definitely quit smoking this year Quitting

# smoking - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Women smoke to ‘deal with stress of pregnancy’

And it makes children weigh less at birth.

# smoking - Monday 12 January, 2015

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why

A study has revealed the rate at which smokers metabolise nicotine could predict the best way to quit.

# smoking - Saturday 10 January, 2015

From The42 Arsene Wenger used to smoke cigarettes on the bench at Monaco Lighting Up

Arsene Wenger used to smoke cigarettes on the bench at Monaco

He even used to sell them when he was younger.

# smoking - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Back in 1984 the Government was worried about banning smoking in classrooms

In some schools smoking in the classroom was “an accepted practice”.

# smoking - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco

Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.

# smoking - Monday 24 November, 2014

“It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you’ve caused it yourself”

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

# smoking - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Which county had the most workplace smoking convictions this year?

And which part of the country has most over the last four years?

# smoking - Friday 14 November, 2014

Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.

# smoking - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.

# smoking - Monday 10 November, 2014

From Business ETC E-cig ad will be the first since 1965 to show smoking on UK television Vaping

E-cig ad will be the first since 1965 to show smoking on UK television

Previous incarnations of the advert were banned for being ‘too sexy’.

# smoking - Thursday 9 October, 2014

How much will people be fined for smoking in a car with children?

There’s speculation that the original fine could be €80 but this could go up to €1,000 if the fine isn’t paid and the case is brought to court.

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