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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 21 April, 2014


# smoking - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children – and the government’s backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

# smoking - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers

A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.

# smoking - Friday 4 April, 2014

Poll: Should the sale of cigarettes be restricted to certain times? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the sale of cigarettes be restricted to certain times?

The sale of tobacco products could be banned between 7am and 9am and after 6pm.

# smoking - Monday 31 March, 2014

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

# smoking - Friday 28 March, 2014

Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births

A study published today shows such bans are also linked to a similar fall in the hospitals visits by children wit asthma.

# smoking - Monday 24 March, 2014

Heart attacks fell by more than 10 per cent after the workplace smoking ban

This Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the ban’s implementation.

Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking?

The ban was introduced 10 years ago, on 29 March 2004.

# smoking - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants

The e-cigs have already been banned from DART and train services.

# smoking - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

From The Daily Edge Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably Smoke And Mirrors

Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably

Don’t try this at home, kids.

# smoking - Monday 3 March, 2014

Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died RIP

Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died

The 57-year-old father-of-three was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last year.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning, it’s the start of a new week so here’s today’s news to get your day started.

# smoking - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?

Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?

# smoking - Friday 28 February, 2014

‘Hands off our children, you’re not getting them’: Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes

There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.

# smoking - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It’s highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

Tobacco bosses told: ‘You represent an illness industry, it’s payback time’

The bosses of the cigarette companies maintain that plain tobacco packaging will boost illegal sales.

Column: We owe it to the next generation to fight tobacco with everything we’ve got

How can we protect our young people from the tactics of the tobacco industry? The answer is simple: plain packaging, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

# smoking - Monday 10 February, 2014

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants.

# smoking - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored

The Psychiatric Nurses association at Kerry General Hospital say the HSE just wanted to make a ‘grand gesture’ but aren’t willing to back it up.

# smoking - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

E-cig distributors welcome under-18s ban, call for regulation

Some e-cigarette distributors report that parents have been been attempting to purchase e-cigarettes for their teenage children.

# smoking - Monday 27 January, 2014

Ireland to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s Exclusive

Health Minister James Reilly likely to bring in wider legislation to regulate use of device which cuts out tobacco – but still delivers nicotine.

# smoking - Sunday 26 January, 2014

This woman doesn’t smoke but cigarettes have almost killed her

Just how dangerous is passive smoking?

# smoking - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Counterfeit cigarette packs ‘so good’ professionals can’t tell the difference

The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.

Poll: Do you think plain cigarette packaging will deter smokers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think plain cigarette packaging will deter smokers?

Plain packaging on cigarette packets is being discussed today in Leinster House.

# smoking - Friday 17 January, 2014

US health report finds cigarettes are more dangerous than ever

The report warns that smoking cigarettes can cause blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.

# smoking - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Department of Health hopes to regulate e-cigarettes this year

After concerns in the US over children being poisoned by the liquid inside, the Department says it will be bringing forward regulations in 2014.

# smoking - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Smokers spend an average of 25 minutes a day outside work smoking

And their non-smoking counterparts don’t like it…

# smoking - Monday 6 January, 2014

HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015

This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.

From The Daily Edge Construction worker lights cigarette in the most incredibly badass way Flaming Nora

# smoking - Friday 3 January, 2014

Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday

Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.

# smoking - Monday 30 December, 2013

Father with terminal lung cancer joins with HSE in fight against tobacco

Gerry Collins and his family are part of a new ad campaign to encourage people to stop smoking.

# smoking - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging

The Minister for Health said it would be an “extraordinary society” which put the intellectual property rights of the tobacco industry ahead of the health of its citizens.

# smoking - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Over two-thirds in poll support plain cigarette packaging

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, introduces the plain packaging bill at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# smoking - Monday 25 November, 2013

Fall in numbers of children and pregnant women smoking in Ireland

The report pointed to a prevalence in smoking both among children and pregnant women in the more disadvantaged areas.

# smoking - Sunday 24 November, 2013

James Reilly vs tobacco industry: Stop making smoking look attractive to girls

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

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about a human body part found in Meath, continued water restrictions and a shooting at LAX.

Smoking banned in all areas of Dublin maternity hospitals

In-patients will have to leave hospital campuses if they wish to smoke with staff to be given advice on quitting.

Column: Bloomberg’s approach to smoking is working in New York – it could here too

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.

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