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# nicotine - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?

E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.

# nicotine - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

# nicotine - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Five people now believed to have died from vaping-related illnesses in the US

100s of other have reportedly become ill with a number of teenagers in induced comas as a result.

# nicotine - 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.

# nicotine - 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.

# nicotine - 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.

# nicotine - Saturday 29 July, 2017

The US is proposing new laws to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels

“A renewed focus on nicotine can help us to achieve a world where cigarettes no longer addict future generations of our kids,” the FDA said.

# nicotine - 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.

# nicotine - 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.

# nicotine - 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.”

# nicotine - Friday 17 April, 2015

Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?

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

# nicotine - 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.

# nicotine - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?

Yes, you’ve done fantastically well to ween yourself down from a Grade 1 carcinogen to the equivalent of weed killer. But that doesn’t make it OK vape in front of my three-year-old.

# nicotine - Monday 24 March, 2014

'They make you feel good, they make you want to touch them' - Reilly on cigarette packs

The Health Minister is pledging to continue his war on tobacco on the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban.

# nicotine - Monday 7 October, 2013

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings

Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.

# nicotine - Monday 16 September, 2013

Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes

ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

# nicotine - Friday 14 June, 2013

Electronic cigarettes to be sold as over-the-counter medicines in the UK

Experts say smokers are at risk from the toxins and tar in cigarettes, not the nicotine that is in e-cigarettes.

# nicotine - Saturday 11 May, 2013

VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches

Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.

# nicotine - Friday 17 August, 2012

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research

New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.

# nicotine - Friday 27 July, 2012

One third of smokers sabotage friends who want to quit

Jealousy, guilt about their own smoking and wanting a smoking “buddy” among the main reasons.

# nicotine - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

From The42 Is WADA about to ban nicotine? Out Of Puff

Is WADA about to ban nicotine?

The World Anti-Doping Agency has added nicotine to its monitoring list, paving the way for a possible ban at some point in the future.