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# tobacco - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000

Customs agents were helped in their pursuit by detection dogs, Casey, Meg and Holly.

# tobacco - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Cigarette company ordered to pay $23 billion to widow of smoker who died of lung cancer

Lawyers argued that the tobacco company was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of smoking.

# tobacco - Thursday 3 July, 2014

James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each War On Tobacco This post contains videos

James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each

The Health Minster says he would like to see a situation where cigarettes are a euro each.

# tobacco - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State

TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.

# tobacco - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.

# tobacco - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?

Yes, you’ve done fantastically well to ween yourself down from a Grade 1 carcinogen to the equivalent of weed killer. But that doesn’t make it OK vape in front of my three-year-old.

# tobacco - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children - and the government's backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

# tobacco - Monday 14 April, 2014

40,000 cigarettes seized at Cork Airport

The cigarettes had a retail value of almost €19,000 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €14,500.

# tobacco - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm' Plain Packaging This post contains videos

Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm'

An Oireachtas Committee has produced a detailed and wide-ranging report on the proposal to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

# tobacco - Friday 28 March, 2014

Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births

A study published today shows such bans are also linked to a similar fall in the hospitals visits by children wit asthma.

# tobacco - Monday 24 March, 2014

Heart attacks fell by more than 10 per cent after the workplace smoking ban

This Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the ban’s implementation.

# tobacco - Monday 17 March, 2014

Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport

Officers stopped and searched four men as they disembarked a flight from Wroclaw last night.

# tobacco - Saturday 1 March, 2014

8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…

# tobacco - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes

There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.

# tobacco - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Another rise in consumer prices. The main drivers? College fees & alcohol Up

Another rise in consumer prices. The main drivers? College fees & alcohol

The hike in college fees last October translated into a 4.6 per cent rise in education costs over the last 12 months.

# tobacco - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

Column: We owe it to the next generation to fight tobacco with everything we've got

How can we protect our young people from the tactics of the tobacco industry? The answer is simple: plain packaging, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

# tobacco - Friday 7 February, 2014

Cannabis from Canada, cigarettes from Moldova... A busy 48 hours for the customs service

Six people have been arrested following a series of raids around the country.

# tobacco - Thursday 6 February, 2014

'Operation Cigar' leads to seizure of 85 kilos of tobacco and nearly 4,000 cigarettes

One non-Irish national man was arrested in the seizure.

# tobacco - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move

Cigarettes and other tobacco products will no longer be sold in any of the CVS’s 7,600 stores from later this year.

# tobacco - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns

The United Nations report highlights a regional imbalance in the rise, as well as a link to sales drives by tobacco companies.

# tobacco - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference

The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# tobacco - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Revenue seize roll-your-own tobacco from Kerry house

Two men were questioned in connection with the discovery of the tobacco.

# tobacco - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers Seizure This post contains images

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers

Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.

# tobacco - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Department of Health hopes to regulate e-cigarettes this year

After concerns in the US over children being poisoned by the liquid inside, the Department says it will be bringing forward regulations in 2014.

# tobacco - Friday 3 January, 2014

Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday

Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.

# tobacco - Monday 30 December, 2013

Father with terminal lung cancer joins with HSE in fight against tobacco Smoking This post contains videos

Father with terminal lung cancer joins with HSE in fight against tobacco

Gerry Collins and his family are part of a new ad campaign to encourage people to stop smoking.

# tobacco - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it

More and more countries are attempting to introduce anti-smoking laws – and the multi-billion euro tobacco industry is responding by launching long, cripplingly expensive legal challenges. Ireland should not let itself by bullied, writes Senator John Crown.

# tobacco - Saturday 14 December, 2013

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork

Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.

# tobacco - Friday 13 December, 2013

Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses

In a separate development, a Lithuanian national was detained with over 12,000 cigarettes and hit with a two week jail sentence.

# tobacco - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the pay of senior HSE staff, two robberies in Dublin, and the possibility of power cuts.

Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging

The general scheme of the bill to standard packaging on cigarettes is to be the subject of public hearings by an Oireachtas committee.

Sligo community hospital becomes latest to adopt smoke free campus policy

As part of HSE plans to roll out the policy to all hospitals by 2015, St. John’s Community Hospital will ban smoking on its campus next month.

# tobacco - Monday 4 November, 2013

Revenue seize 125,120 cigarettes in Rosslare and Dublin

The seizures took place at Rosslare Europort today and at Dublin Airport last Saturday

# tobacco - Friday 1 November, 2013

Column: Bloomberg's approach to smoking is working in New York – it could here too

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg intends raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 – and he’s right. This is the generation which can be protected from Big Tobacco, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

# tobacco - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling

Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.

# tobacco - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

# tobacco - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Poll: Are repeated tax increases on tobacco fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are repeated tax increases on tobacco fair?

The Government wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025 and a Budget hike on cigarettes seems likely but is it fair on smokers?

Aaron McKenna: Anti-tobacco policies are lining criminals' pockets

It is not simple to change a societal behaviour – just ask the American prohibitionists – and plans to ban menthol and slim cigarettes will surrender money to criminal elements, writes Aaron McKenna.