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#Smoking

# smoking - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

# smoking - Monday 29 July, 2019

New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18

The legislation will be considered by government in September.

# smoking - Monday 22 April, 2019

'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors

On 4 July 2012, Beaumont Hospital became a “tobacco-free campus”.

# smoking - Monday 18 March, 2019

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

# smoking - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?

‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.

# smoking - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

# smoking - Saturday 5 January, 2019

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

# smoking - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'It's not unusual to make six or more attempts': Dr Patrick Doorley on how to quit smoking in 2019 Resolution This post contains videos

'It's not unusual to make six or more attempts': Dr Patrick Doorley on how to quit smoking in 2019

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but having clear goals and support networks to help with motivation can help chances for success.

# smoking - Monday 31 December, 2018

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year

Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.

# smoking - Sunday 11 November, 2018

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

# smoking - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# smoking - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Opinion: 'Many people don't believe social smoking is harmful - as a doctor, I know that's not true'

Dr Des Cox writes about the impact that social smoking has on your health, and why people need to quit smoking altogether.

# smoking - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests

Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.

# smoking - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# smoking - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

# smoking - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week

A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.

# smoking - Sunday 27 May, 2018

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.

# smoking - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland

The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.

# smoking - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets

To help draw attention to this Dublin City Council has started a new campaign.

# smoking - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# smoking - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

# smoking - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Would you agree with a ban?

# smoking - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit

Although smoking rates are declining, smoking-related deaths remain the leading cause of avoidable deaths in this country, writes Dr Des Cox.

# smoking - Friday 2 February, 2018

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'

The driver had reportedly been smoking which caused ‘dangerous substances’ in his van to catch fire.

# smoking - 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 - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

# smoking - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# smoking - Saturday 6 January, 2018

# smoking - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

# smoking - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being.

# smoking - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers

The worms exhibit behavioral responses to nicotine similar to what mammals experience.

# smoking - Saturday 4 November, 2017

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.

# smoking - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

# smoking - Sunday 22 October, 2017

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

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.

# smoking - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'

We need truthful information on the relative risks of cigarettes compared to the various smoke-free alternative products, writes David T Sweanor.

# smoking - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# smoking - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'

We need smoking prevention efforts to ensure smoking rates continue to drop among all young people, writes Donal Buggy.

# smoking - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

# smoking - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

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