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#Tobacco

# 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.

# tobacco - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal...

It may not have a catchy name but we need to pay attention the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – it poses huge ramifications for Ireland.

# tobacco - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Poll: Would you welcome plain pack cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome plain pack cigarettes?

What do you think?

# tobacco - Saturday 14 March, 2015

How many people want to bring Jeremy Clarkson back? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many hours were drugs legal for in Ireland this week?

# tobacco - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

There's now THREE tobacco giants threatening to sue the government

Philip Morris is threatening legal action.

# tobacco - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

# tobacco - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Irish Cancer Society rejects money from Arthur Cox law firm over tobacco links

Arthur Cox is believed to have donated €20,000 each of the last two years.

# tobacco - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

# tobacco - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break' Lighten Up This post contains videos

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

# tobacco - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

# tobacco - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works

New research finds plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ by almost 10%.

# tobacco - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Almost 2,000,000 cigarettes seized in huge cross border operation

A processing plant, millions of cigarettes, cash and a van was seized.

# tobacco - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco

Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.

# tobacco - Friday 28 November, 2014

600,000 dodgy Marlboro cigarettes found hidden under flip-flops

They were hidden in a crate of “safety footwear.”

# tobacco - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Opposition to 'vaping' adverts is knee-jerk moral outrage

Thousands of people die from smoking-related diseases every year in Ireland, but e-cigarettes can help them quit. So why are we trying to ban advertising them?

# tobacco - Friday 14 November, 2014

Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.

# tobacco - Thursday 13 November, 2014

We're paying more for alcohol, tobacco and dining out than this time last year

Higher health and motor insurance premiums are driving up inflation.

# tobacco - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.

# tobacco - Monday 3 November, 2014

Opinion: Plain cigarette packaging can save lives – we need to introduce it in Ireland

Plain packing would both reduce the level of consumption in current smokers AND discourage young people from starting in the first place.

# tobacco - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

# tobacco - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow

But there will be no change in the price of a pint.

# tobacco - Friday 10 October, 2014

‘EM@IL’ cigarettes and ‘Eastender’ tobacco seized in Limerick

An man in his 40s is helping gardaí with their inquiries.

# tobacco - Thursday 25 September, 2014

France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging

Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.

# tobacco - Monday 22 September, 2014

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

# tobacco - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes?

South Korea wants to bring in an 80 per cent hike, and James Reilly has said a pack of 20 should cost €20. What do you think?

# tobacco - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Retailers might stop selling cigarettes if tobacco licence fee goes up

That’s according to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.

# tobacco - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors

The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.

# tobacco - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade

The accusations come after a report from the Revenue Commissioners into illegal tobacco flooding Ireland.