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# Smoking Ban

Last year
Poll: Would you like to see smoking banned at the beach?
The ban was brought into effect in Barcelona this week.
All time
Taoiseach describes plans by New Zealand to effectively ban smoking as 'a very good idea'
New Zealand will progressively increase the age at which tobacco products can be bought, so today’s young teens will never be able to buy cigarettes legally.
Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.
Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food
Would you agree with a ban?
Poll: Should smoking be banned in outdoor areas where people are eating?
The ban would prohibit smoking in many beer gardens.
Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day
There will be three designated “smoking shelters” created for smokers to go.
Duterte imposes public smoking ban in Philippines
The controversial president struggles with smoking-related health issues.
Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes
And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.
Watch: Inmates stage riot as Australian authorities introduce prison smoking ban
The plan didn’t go down well.
The workplace smoking ban didn't stop people smoking and the Celtic Tiger is to blame
Research by the ESRI found there was actually a larger decrease in smoking among non-workers.
Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned from the workplace?
Or should they be tolerated?
Which county had the most workplace smoking convictions this year?
And which part of the country has most over the last four years?
How much will people be fined for smoking in a car with children?
There’s speculation that the original fine could be €80 but this could go up to €1,000 if the fine isn’t paid and the case is brought to court.
Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars
A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.
E-cigs banned in nation's biggest shopping centre
Blanchardstown Centre takes a stand against ‘vaping’, following similar moves by Dublin Bus and Irish Rail.
Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.
Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine
It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?
Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births
A study published today shows such bans are also linked to a similar fall in the hospitals visits by children wit asthma.
Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking?
The ban was introduced 10 years ago, on 29 March 2004.
'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.
Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women
Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.
Miley Cyrus under police investigation for smoking joint on stage
But not because it was a joint. Because it was a no-smoking room.
Smoking banned in all areas of Dublin maternity hospitals
In-patients will have to leave hospital campuses if they wish to smoke with staff to be given advice on quitting.
Aaron McKenna: Anti-tobacco policies are lining criminals' pockets
It is not simple to change a societal behaviour – just ask the American prohibitionists – and plans to ban menthol and slim cigarettes will surrender money to criminal elements, writes Aaron McKenna.
Smoking ban to be rolled out across prisons in England and Wales
Authorities are worried that prison officers could bring compensation claims over the effects of passive smoking.
Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective?
There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’
Almost 7 per cent drop shows smoking ban is working, insists Cancer Society
A recently published ESRI working paper had found that the workplace ban had “little or no effect” on smoking habits.
Here’s what happened today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.
The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking
Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.
3,726 lives saved by introducing the smoking ban in 2004
Ireland was the first country in the world to ban smoking in workplaces including restaurants, bars, and pubs.
Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes
All cigarettes will now have to be sold in identical, olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings.
Crown "disappointed" as Oireachtas committee votes against smoking ban at Leinster House
Finian McGrath TD, who was against the motion, said he was “delighted” the committee showed some “common sense” on proposed ban on campus.
Oireachtas committee to vote on banning smoking at Leinster House
The inside of the complex is already subject to a smoking ban – but John Crown wants to ban all smoking outside it too.
Proposals to make Leinster House a smoke-free campus
Senator John Crown has proposed to put a ban on smoking for all in Leinster House but Independent TD, Finian McGrath is opposed to what he described as “nanny state proposals”.
Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors
Having spent over €10,000 earlier this year on no-smoking signs, the sight of smokers remains commonplace on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital.
Australian state's plan for smoke free generation faces opposition
The motion follows last week’s vote to introduce strict cigarette packaging laws in the whole country.
Beaumont Hospital bans smoking on its grounds
The HSE has set a target of banning smoking from the grounds of all health campuses by 2015.
TD backs calls for smoking ban in children's playgrounds
Fine Gael’s Derek Keating said children should be protected from adults’ “irresponsible” behaviour.