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#Tobacco

# tobacco - Monday 8 October, 2018

Cash and 24,000 cigarettes seized in Donegal and Galway

The seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy.

# tobacco - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Sangria smuggled in boxes labelled 'orange juice' seized alongside 15kg of tobacco

The goods worth roughly €18,000 were seized in Rosslare over the past two days.

# tobacco - 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.

# tobacco - Friday 15 June, 2018

Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port

The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.

# tobacco - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'It's illegal and they'll be seized': DSPCA condemns transport of puppies without passports to UK

Revenue officers seized five puppies at Dublin Port yesterday.

# tobacco - Friday 9 March, 2018

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

# tobacco - Monday 8 January, 2018

Revenue officers seize illegal cash, drugs, alcohol and tobacco worth €200,000 in series of operations

Most recently, officers seized 6,400 cigarettes and 4.7 kg of tobacco.

# tobacco - Monday 27 November, 2017

US tobacco companies ordered to put out statement telling people their products kill

The statements started appearing in newspaper adverts yesterday.

# tobacco - Monday 28 August, 2017

Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin

Over 28,000 contraband cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport this weekend.

# tobacco - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Revenue seizes 230,000 cigarettes and 160 kilos of tobacco in Dublin

A large quantity of cash was also detained.

# tobacco - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions

The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.

# tobacco - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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.

# tobacco - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

# tobacco - 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.

# tobacco - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Detector dog Harvey helps Revenue seize cigarettes, tobacco and vodka in Cork

Officers estimate that the tobacco products have an estimated retail value of over €40,000.

# tobacco - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Cash, cigarettes and tobacco seized in Revenue raids

Revenue discovered the tobacco products following a number of searches in the Louth area.

# tobacco - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016

Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.

# tobacco - Monday 26 December, 2016

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

More research is needed, however.

# tobacco - Friday 23 December, 2016

Harris pushed for €1 increase on cigarettes and 75c on wine

There was a 50 cent increase on cigarettes in Budget 2017 but none of Harris’ recommendations on alcohol were included.

# tobacco - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

The Irish State has just sold its shares in big tobacco companies

It had been claimed that the investments made a ‘mockery’ of the State’s aim of a tobacco-free Ireland.

# tobacco - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Ireland's investment body could be stopped investing in tobacco - but doesn't invest very much in tobacco

The NTMA’s investments in the companies are made through fund managers.

# tobacco - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses

UCD and Trinity College have started making their universities smoke-free.

# tobacco - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

# tobacco - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Loss of 87 jobs as Imperial Tobacco to close in Westmeath

A 30-day consultation process on redundancies is to get underway.

# tobacco - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Ireland has the highest alcohol prices in the EU (almost double the average)

It’s also the second most expensive country for tobacco.

# tobacco - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

# tobacco - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking

Two in three smokers want to give up writes Donald Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society.

# tobacco - Friday 20 May, 2016

Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

Regulation of e-cigarettes will also be enforced from today.

# tobacco - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.

# tobacco - Friday 6 May, 2016

Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'

Part of the ECJ plan paves the way for the banning of menthol cigarettes.

# tobacco - Friday 15 April, 2016

191 litres of wine and over 300,000 cigarettes seized

The seizure was made in Belturbet, Co Cavan.

# tobacco - Friday 1 January, 2016

This letter is most blatant Big Tobacco threat to a Taoiseach you're likely to see

Carroll Industries threatened to stop investing in businesses if new laws come in

# tobacco - Friday 18 December, 2015

A tobacco giant's legal challenge against plain packaging has been rejected

Philip Morris accused Australia of using a procedural issue to avoid addressing the legality and effectiveness of plain packages, calling the move “regrettable”.

# tobacco - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Is the increasing price of tobacco as good for our fiscal and physical health as it might appear?

# tobacco - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking

The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.

# tobacco - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Harvey the dog has sniffed out €7,500 worth of cigarettes

Revenue seized the goods from a Polish man at Cork Airport.

# tobacco - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised?

Hawaii has become the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 – is this something we should be looking at?

# tobacco - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Canada has told tobacco firms to pay smokers over €11 billion

But the companies say they’ll appeal.

# tobacco - Sunday 24 May, 2015

How do you get smokers to quit? Pay them

“With such unprecedented rates of success, the trick now is to figure out how to get more people to sign up — to feel like they have skin in the game.”

# tobacco - Friday 15 May, 2015

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.

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