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Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking?

With the Health Minister looking to cut the number of smokers to 5 per cent by 2025, would it be easier for the Government to ban them altogether?

Plain packaging on cigarettes was announced earlier this year
Plain packaging on cigarettes was announced earlier this year
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

HEALTH MINISTER JAMES Reilly is considering plans to reduce the number of smokers in Ireland to just 5 per cent of the population by 2025.

Reilly says that he wants to make the country completely smoke-free, but his campaign has been called a ‘personal crusade’ that could do ‘enormous harm’ to Ireland by a pro-smoking lobby.

But, would it be easier to ban fags completely? Or is a campaign to cut them down an attack on personal freedom?

Let us know what you think.

Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking?


Poll Results:

No (4905)
Not sure (2223)
Yes (2201)



More: Reilly working towards ‘smoke-free’ Ireland by 2025.

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