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# Tobacco

Last month
May 2024
Plans to increase the legal smoking age to 21 have been approved - but vapes aren't included
Retailers claim safety of shop workers could be compromised by proposed increase in smoking age
This year
UK announces ban on disposable vapes, as Tánaiste says he would like to see a similar move here
Last year
Sale of vapes to under-18s banned from tomorrow
New Zealand to scrap world-leading anti-smoking laws, new Prime Minister announces
Public to be consulted about future laws on vaping, as Donnelly 'deeply concerned' about child usage
Average price for a packet of cigarettes now €16.75 after 75 cent tax hike
Poll: Should the legal smoking age be increased to 21?
Trying to quit smoking? Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are now available for free
All time
Revenue seizes €1.3 million worth of tobacco at Dublin Port
Tobacco, beer and wine with estimated value of over €300,000 seized at Rosslare Europort
Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?
Revenue seizes €5.5 million worth of tobacco and cigarettes
Revenue officers seize 2.5 tonnes of illegal tobacco in Meath
European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
Poll: Should shops that sell cigarettes to minors be banned from selling them for a few days?
Most packets of cigarettes will now cost €15 after 50c tax hike
Retailers say spike in seized tobacco hints at 'large-scale' cigarette factories in Ireland
€700k worth of smuggled tobacco uncovered in shipment labelled as 'potatoes'
Revenue seize tobacco and cigarettes worth €7.3 million at Dublin Port
Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
The price of a packet of cigarettes is going up by 50 cent
Revenue seize €220k worth of cigarettes and €28k in cash in planned Dublin raid
60,000 cigarettes and counterfeit clothing seized by gardaí in Donegal
Revenue seize 240kgs of tobacco and machinery associated with illicit cigarette manufacturing
Gardaí seize 34,000 illegally imported cigarettes and tobacco products
More than 24,000 cigarettes and almost 20kg of tobacco seized by Revenue
Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?
Des Cox
Raise price of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025, government told
New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18
Tobacco worth over €15,000 seized by Revenue officers in Munster
'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors
Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds
Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels
Revenue seize car and cigarettes and tobacco worth over €16,500
Revenue seizes cigarettes and tobacco worth €20,000 at Dublin Airport
Cash and 24,000 cigarettes seized in Donegal and Galway
Sangria smuggled in boxes labelled 'orange juice' seized alongside 15kg of tobacco
Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks