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#Smoking

# 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.

# smoking - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

# smoking - Thursday 25 September, 2014

France to follow Ireland’s lead with plain cigarette packaging

Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.

# smoking - Monday 22 September, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland Dark Days - Black Market

Here’s what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

# smoking - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Twitter just made this girl’s mum quit smoking Holy Smokes

Twitter just made this girl’s mum quit smoking

A contract is a contract.

# smoking - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From Business ETC E-cigarette company up in smoke Vaping

E-cigarette company up in smoke

Healthier Smoker being wound up after promising new jobs in Waterford.

# smoking - Monday 1 September, 2014

Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer

Researchers recommend drinking tea rather than coffee and if you don’t drink either, you should probably give tea a chance…

# smoking - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go ‘smoke-free’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go ‘smoke-free’?

UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.

# smoking - Friday 29 August, 2014

Australia’s plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

# smoking - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors

The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.

# smoking - Friday 8 August, 2014

Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging

The e-cigarette was close to an oxygen tube. This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in Merseyside since 2013.

# smoking - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Cigarette company ordered to pay $23 billion to widow of smoker who died of lung cancer

Lawyers argued that the tobacco company was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of smoking.

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