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#Smoking Ban

# smoking-ban - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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.

# smoking-ban - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Would you agree with a ban?

# smoking-ban - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Should smoking be banned in outdoor areas where people are eating? Smoking Ban This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking be banned in outdoor areas where people are eating?

The ban would prohibit smoking in many beer gardens.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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.

# smoking-ban - Friday 19 May, 2017

Duterte imposes public smoking ban in Philippines

The controversial president struggles with smoking-related health issues.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes

And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.

# smoking-ban - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

# smoking-ban - Sunday 3 May, 2015

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.

# smoking-ban - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned from the workplace? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned from the workplace?

Or should they be tolerated?

# smoking-ban - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Which county had the most workplace smoking convictions this year?

And which part of the country has most over the last four years?

# smoking-ban - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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.

# smoking-ban - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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.

# smoking-ban - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 17 April, 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-ban - Friday 28 March, 2014

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.

# smoking-ban - Monday 24 March, 2014

Poll: Has the smoking ban changed your attitude to smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# smoking-ban - Friday 15 November, 2013

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.

# smoking-ban - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Miley Cyrus under police investigation for smoking joint on stage Bifta Awards

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-ban - Friday 1 November, 2013

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.

# smoking-ban - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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 - Friday 20 September, 2013

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.

# smoking-ban - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# smoking-ban - Monday 26 August, 2013

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 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking

Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.

# smoking-ban - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

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.

# smoking-ban - Saturday 1 December, 2012

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.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 15 November, 2012

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.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 8 November, 2012

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”.

# smoking-ban - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors Smoking Ban This post contains images

Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors Exclusive

Having spent over €10,000 earlier this year on no-smoking signs, the sight of smokers remains commonplace on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 23 August, 2012

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.

# smoking-ban - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

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.

# smoking-ban - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

TD backs calls for smoking ban in children's playgrounds

Fine Gael’s Derek Keating said children should be protected from adults’ “irresponsible” behaviour.

# smoking-ban - Thursday 10 May, 2012

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

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

# smoking-ban - Friday 4 May, 2012

Column: Smoking ban in public places 'a departure from tolerance and democracy'

With Health Minister James Reilly considering proposals to extend the smoking ban to areas like parks and beaches, John Mallon argues that this could be just the start.

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