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# smoke-free - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Irish children from deprived families twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand-smoke

32.7% of nine-year-olds from Ireland’s lowest-income families are exposed to secondary smoke daily.

# smoke-free - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

# smoke-free - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

# smoke-free - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

# smoke-free - Sunday 31 May, 2015

How do Ireland's smoking levels compare with Europe? Pretty good actually

# smoke-free - Friday 5 September, 2014

Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts

A new editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice has hit out at “alarmist” criticism of the devices.

# smoke-free - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

E-cigarettes banned from DART and train services

Irish Rail says they were receiving complaints from passengers about the electronic cigarettes.

# smoke-free - 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.

# smoke-free - 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.

# smoke-free - 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.

# smoke-free - 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.

# smoke-free - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015' says HSE

Irish hospitals are hoping to implement nationwide as three more hospitals declare ban from January.

# smoke-free - Saturday 30 November, 2013

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions

The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.

# smoke-free - Friday 21 June, 2013

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)

Health ministers, chaired by James Reilly, have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes – but won’t ban slim cigarettes for now.

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes

The Health Minister is facing some opposition to the ban as he meets his European counterparts today.

# smoke-free - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review

The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.

# smoke-free - Monday 28 May, 2012

Smoking to be banned in more hospital grounds

Smoking will be stubbed out at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Group this year, thanks to a new initiative being introduced on World No Tobacco Day.