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# Smoking

Last month
May 2024
Plans to increase the legal smoking age to 21 have been approved - but vapes aren't included
Building commencements on new homes hit approximately 18,000 in April alone, Cabinet to hear
Retailers claim safety of shop workers could be compromised by proposed increase in smoking age
Cabinet to consider changing legal age of sale for tobacco in Ireland from 18 to 21
This year
2024
Sunak's plan for smoking ban for those born after 2009 passes first hurdle in Commons
Last year
2023
New Zealand to scrap world-leading anti-smoking laws, new Prime Minister announces
Dáil votes to restrict advertising of vaping products and ban the sale to under 18s
Rishi Sunak plans to progressively ban cigarettes by increasing the legal age every year
Excise duty on vapes likely to be rolled out by Government, but implementation will take time
Gardaí seize €10 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes in Dublin
Poll: Should the legal smoking age be increased to 21?
'Banning vaping will just lead to more smokers'
Poll: Should the sale of vapes be banned in Ireland?
Trying to quit smoking? Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are now available for free
Ireland's smoking rate has not dropped since 2019
All time
New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?
New report says it’s time to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21
Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland
Des Cox
GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
Dr Garrett McGovern
Disposable vapes will 'get a whole new generation of people addicted to nicotine', expert warns
Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
Despite overall decline in smoking, prevalence is rising among Ireland's most vulnerable
New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year
Three-quarters of people want legal age to buy tobacco raised to 21, poll shows
Poll: have you struggled with a smoking habit?
Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show
Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades
Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen?
'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May
Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese
HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses
British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping
Poll: Should people be allowed to smoke on hospital grounds?
Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban