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# Bowing out
Wales international Hallam Amos to quit rugby at 27
The Cardiff player is leaving the game at the end of the season to focus on his medical career.
# exit door
Bayern Munich 'disapprove' of Flick's announcement on quitting post
Flick, who has led Bayern to six trophies over the last 12 months, made the shock revelation on Saturday.
# beirut explosion
The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion
The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.
# Money Money Money
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.
Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?
Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.
'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'
Smoking is directly related to more than 5,600 deaths in Ireland every year.
# national quit day
'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'
One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.
# sponsored by nicorette
Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about
And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.
# sponsored by nicorette
Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about
And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.
"Thanks Dad..." - family of anti-smoking hero Gerry Collins bids farewell
The late Gerry Collins was remembered by his daughter Lisa at the HSE Heathcare Leaders Masterclass in the Convention Centre this month.
# Sponsored By HSE
7 quick things you can do to help stop cigarette cravings...
It’s all about distraction in those first weeks of quitting.
# Sponsored By HSE
Are you trying to quit smoking? Check out these Quit Heroes and get inspired
Anyone can quit smoking with the right support and information. Share your story.
# changing roles
Chris Donoghue quits position as UTV Ireland Live anchor
The Newstalk Breakfast presenter will be leaving his position in December.
# amazayn
14 of the quickest reactions to Zayn leaving One Direction
Everybody wants to steal our Zayn…
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.
# Nicotine
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.
Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?
The HSE has launched its new QUIT service.
# Resigned
The mayor of Drogheda has quit Fine Gael over the water charges controversy
Cllr Kevin Callan has stepped down a day after people took to the streets of his town over the issue.
# sponsored
Open thread: Gerry Collins knew what life meant to him - what are you grateful for?
Anti-smoking campaigner spoke of his love for family in ‘Gerry’s Story’, released today for first time.
# Health
HSE's Chief Financial Officer quits less than a year into the job
Thomas Byrne had a five-year contract with the HSE but has chosen to leave.
# gone
Angela Kerins quits her role as Rehab CEO
Kerins says that she is leaving because of “the toll that public controversy has taken on the Rehab Group and my own family”.
# no vaping
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned in all workplaces?
Irish Rail have banned them on their trains, should others follow suit?
# must watch
"I'll miss my kids"... Two heartbreaking new anti-smoking ads featuring the late Gerry Collins
The hard-hitting ads are being broadcast to mark National No Smoking Day, in accordance with Gerry’s and his family’s wishes.
# outta here
GSOC staff member quits - but it's 'nothing to do with the recent controversy'
A spokesperson for the GSOC said that the staff member is leaving to take up a more senior position at another agency.
# later boi
Neil Prendeville to leave Cork's 96FM
It is believed the presenter will be moving to rival station RedFM.
# parting shot
ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out
Brendan Ogle said ESB workers were “viciously attacked by some in the media” during the recent pension dispute.
# sponsored by hse quit
The 7 stages in the emotional rollercoaster of quitting smoking
There’ll be ups and downs, but it’s all worth it in the end.
# Limerick
Just as the event begins, the artistic director of Limerick National City of Culture quits
Karl Wallace tendered his resignation along with two others as the board chairman Pat Cox denies influence in the appointment of his former assistant as CEO.
# sponsored by the hse
Open thread: What is the best thing you've ever done?
Make quitting smoking one of them.
'I departed the Áras on very amicable terms' - Former adviser breaks silence
Mary Van Lieshout has said that she left the Office of the President to “pursue other interests”.
# Taking shots
Woman quits job with a ranting email filled with hashtags and Beyonce references
# laters
Dickov is off: Giantkiller Paul steps down as Oldham boss
The Scot vacates his post just a week after leading his team to an FA Cup win over Liverpool.
# Smoking
Smokers' body rejects plans to ban smoking in public parks
Forest Éireann, which claims to represent smokers in Ireland, describes James Reilly’s plans as “a heavy-handed intrusion”.
# Health
Dublin councillor to ask for smoking ban in playgrounds
Yesterday, Health Minister James Reilly said he will be pushing for a country-wide ban on smoking in certain public areas.
# Lar
Never say never: Ryan leaves the door open for Corbett comeback
“Everybody in Tipperary hopes that he’ll change his mind over the coming weeks,” manager Declan Ryan says on Lar Corbett’s hurling exit.
# Must be the money
Allen calls on 'money-hungry' Hearn to resign
Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen has said that World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn is ruining the game’s traditions in an attempt to boost its popularity.
# Bye Bye
Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss
Martin Johnson will confirm his resignation as England manager later this morning, according to reports.
# Newstalk
Newstalk staff surprised by Eamon Dunphy departure
Broadcaster has announced that he’s walking from his Sunday morning show on Newstalk, blaming ‘management interference’.
# Walk Away
Brian Kerr set to quit as Faroes boss
The Dubliner is to call time on his stint as coach of the Faroe Islands after two-and-a-half years in charge.