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# smokers - Last year 2021

Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show

May 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,228 Views 16 Comments

New studies examined comprehensive data on smoking trends from 1990 to 2019.

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades
# Smoking
# Smoking

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,114 Views 19 Comments

Ireland is not included in this study, but other data shows a decline in Irish teen smoking levels over time.

# smokers - All time

Budget 2020: Winners and losers
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Oct 8th 2019, 8:35 PM 39,144 Views 50 Comments

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

Oct 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 42,128 Views 61 Comments

There’s good news and bad news….

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches
# Quit It
# Quit It

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 24,503 Views 56 Comments

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'
# Quitting
# Quitting

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

Feb 7th 2017, 10:04 AM 15,875 Views 38 Comments

New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.

"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside

Jan 29th 2017, 7:45 AM 31,444 Views 30 Comments

Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications
# The AA
# The AA

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

Aug 11th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,544 Views 27 Comments

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers
# Such A Drag
# Such A Drag

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers

Oct 9th 2015, 4:59 PM 10,042 Views 25 Comments

The man had looked for €6,050 in damages.

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...

Jun 11th 2015, 3:48 PM 19,420 Views 21 Comments

Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’
# QUIT
# QUIT

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:26 PM 14,099 Views 64 Comments

It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Feb 20th 2015, 2:20 PM 222 Views 113 Comments

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?
# QUIT
# QUIT

Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?

Dec 30th 2014, 10:58 AM 9,664 Views 22 Comments

The HSE has launched its new QUIT service.

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?

Aug 30th 2014, 9:25 AM 10,956 Views 106 Comments

UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
# Smokers
# Smokers

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Aug 29th 2014, 6:20 AM 7,544 Views 26 Comments

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
# Stop Smoking
# Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

Jun 17th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,464 Views 59 Comments

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

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

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

Mar 5th 2014, 4:40 PM 3,000 Views 1 Comment

Don’t try this at home, kids.

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

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

Feb 28th 2014, 10:16 PM 14,349 Views 41 Comments

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

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
# Savings
# Savings

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

Feb 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,662 Views 6 Comments

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking
# Thank You For Not Smoking
# Thank You For Not Smoking

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:30 PM 37,440 Views 74 Comments

Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
# Smoking
# Smoking

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Sep 19th 2013, 7:55 PM 19,282 Views 99 Comments

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half
# Smoking
# Smoking

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half

Jun 1st 2013, 2:22 PM 7,120 Views 17 Comments

Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.

Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers

May 28th 2013, 2:35 PM 16,806 Views 168 Comments

Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes.

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'

May 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 4,499 Views 60 Comments

A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.

Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings

Jan 30th 2013, 1:35 PM 9,719 Views 169 Comments

Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study

Jan 28th 2013, 7:21 PM 6,441 Views 12 Comments

The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.

Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins
# Kick The Habit
# Kick The Habit

Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins

Jan 1st 2013, 7:45 AM 3,634 Views 30 Comments

One million people have successfully quit smoking in Ireland – and now the HSE is urging remaining smokers to kick the habit for good in 2013.

Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study
# Cigarette Branding
# Cigarette Branding

Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study

Sep 4th 2012, 8:50 PM 5,875 Views 15 Comments

A new study has shown that cigarette packaging has a direct impact on the choices of female smokers.

PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking
# Photos
# Photos

PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking

Jul 26th 2012, 1:01 PM 15,603 Views 38 Comments

Photographer Nicolas Reuland gave up cigarettes. Then he set out on this project…

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present
# Smoking Ban
# Smoking Ban

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

May 10th 2012, 7:59 AM 2,222 Views 48 Comments

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.)

Mar 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 877 Views 74 Comments

Significantly raising tobacco taxes would make us healthier, save the State money, and reduce inequality, writes Chris Macey.

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'

Feb 21st 2012, 10:23 AM 2,206 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is concerned about the high number of young female smokers – saying lung cancer deaths in Ireland have now exceeded breast cancer deaths.

Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking
# Smoking
# Smoking

Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking

Jan 16th 2012, 9:07 AM 1,776 Views 18 Comments

Statistics from Aviva show that more than half of smokers – 55 per cent – smoked more than usual over the Christmas period

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,828 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:00 PM 40 Views 35 Comments

An ‘obesity tax’ on its own is a regressive move – much more nuanced strategies are required to get people thinking about what they put in their bodies, says food writer Frank Armstrong.

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent
# Smoking
# Smoking

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Nov 14th 2011, 11:23 AM 903 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.

Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"
# Smokers
# Smokers

Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"

Jul 8th 2011, 12:04 PM 1,570 Views 18 Comments

Senator Mary Moran told the Seanad that the introduction of combined photo and text warning will in the long-term reduce the number of people who smoke.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 13th 2011, 7:58 PM 2,185 Views 0 Comments

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit
# QUIT
# QUIT

HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit

Jun 13th 2011, 5:47 PM 734 Views 21 Comments

Between one and two billion euro is spent every year treating tobacco-related illnesses. The HSE has launched a new campaign to help smokers to quit.

Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit
# Smoking
# Smoking

Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit

Mar 21st 2011, 4:33 PM 1,286 Views 4 Comments

European survey finds that Ireland’s smokers are second only to Luxembourg in their desire to quit – but that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the country.

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