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# tobacco - Friday 11 October, 2013

Harvey the Revenue's sniffer dog uncovers tobacco worth €10k in Cork

The sniffer dog also uncovered €55,000 in cash, while a further €28,000 worth of cigarettes was also seized.

# tobacco - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control

65 per cent of packaging will be covered by warnings as opposed to the 75 per cent advocated by anti-tobacco lobby and the 50 per cent pushed for by those in the industry.

# tobacco - Monday 7 October, 2013

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings

Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.

# tobacco - Friday 4 October, 2013

'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget

The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…

# tobacco - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Reilly wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025

The Irish Cancer Society welcomed the plans, but a smokers group called it “morally wrong”.

# tobacco - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Revenue seize 315kg of tobacco at Dublin Airport

A file is being prepared for the DPP after a cargo shipment marked as “advertising t-shirts” was found to be tobacco.

# tobacco - Friday 20 September, 2013

Smoking ban to be rolled out across prisons in England and Wales

Authorities are worried that prison officers could bring compensation claims over the effects of passive smoking.

# tobacco - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

# tobacco - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent

15 million cigarettes have been seized in the first half of this year, compared with 95 million last year.

# tobacco - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'

Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.

# tobacco - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.

# tobacco - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alcohol sales are up, but clothing sales are down

Spending on alcoholic beverages accounted for 7.7 per cent of all spending in Ireland last year.

# tobacco - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

'Unscrupulous pub owners' selling dangerous counterfeit alcohol

A spokesperson for Revenue said there has been an increase in seizures of counterfeit alcohol this year and there are considerable risks involved for those drinking it.

# tobacco - Friday 26 July, 2013

Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking?

With the Health Minister looking to cut the number of smokers to 5 per cent by 2025, would it be easier for the Government to ban them altogether?

# tobacco - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday

A Moldovan national was also sentenced to three months in prison for evasion of duty on cigarettes.

# tobacco - Sunday 14 July, 2013

51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year

Over 11 million cigarettes and 2,913kgs of tobacco have been seized by Revenue.

# tobacco - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.

# tobacco - Monday 1 July, 2013

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living

Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.

# tobacco - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Irish people pay above the EU average for bread, fruit and potatoes

The latest CSO figures for 2012 show that Ireland paid ten per cent more for meat and bread and nearly double the average for tobacco.

# tobacco - Saturday 22 June, 2013

It's official: Irish prices for cigarettes and alcohol are EU's highest

Irish drink prices are 62 per cent higher than the EU average – and only the Finns pay more for their drink.

# tobacco - Friday 21 June, 2013

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James Reilly channels Arnold Schwarzenegger in battle against cigarettes

“To paraphrase that gentleman who got to be Governor of California…”

# tobacco - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Roll-your-own tobacco imported from China seized in north Dublin

The tobacco was being packaged in well-known roll-your-own branding in what Revenue has described as a ‘cottage industry’.

# tobacco - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review

The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.

# tobacco - Friday 7 June, 2013

Column: We have warning labels for tobacco – why not other cancer-causing substances?

Smoking prevention is a great first step toward improving public health – and encouraging Ireland to to cut down on the amount of red meat and processed meat consumed is the logical next step, writes Yvonne McNulty.

The 9 at 9: Friday

We’ve almost arrived at the weekend. But before we get there, here are nine things you should know.

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea

The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.

# tobacco - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half

Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.

# tobacco - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

The Evening Fix: Now with added footage from inside a tornado

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers No Smoking This post contains a poll

Plain pack cigarettes will 'save lives' and prevent child smokers

Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes.

# tobacco - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The Evening Fix: Now with the happiest eater ever

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go

The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.

Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting

It has been reported that the Taoiseach and two senior ministers met with members of the tobacco industry a fortnight ago.

# tobacco - Saturday 11 May, 2013

VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches

Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.

# tobacco - Friday 3 May, 2013

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'

A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.

# tobacco - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Meet the lone ‘sheriff’ of the ‘ashtray of Europe’

Anti-smoking advocate and cancer sufferer is trying to highlight Austria’s lax enforcement, where almost two thirds of venues flout complex smoking area legislation.

# tobacco - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal

A major tobacco company’s Irish branch says 28.2 per cent of all cigarettes sold here last year evaded the excise duty net.

# tobacco - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Smokers' group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in cars

Forest Éireann, a representative group for Irish smokers, says a ban on smoking in cars would have little positive effect.

# tobacco - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Cooking with tobacco: it’s a thing now apparently

Tobacco sauces, spreads and tobacco salt for use in any dish – two years of trial and error lead to cigar-infused menu in Cuba. But would you eat it?

# tobacco - Friday 8 March, 2013

Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine

Revenue said separate discoveries of drugs and cigarettes this week would have been worth about €65,000.