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# tobacco - Monday 25 February, 2013

James Reilly pledges to tackle smoking problem in Europe

Most MEPs agreed that regluation was needed, though some said they were worried about the fiscal impact and an increase in the illegal cigarette trade.

# tobacco - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the State to start spending more money on quit services as National No Smoking Day is marked today.

# tobacco - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Fast food and alcohol companies ‘using similar strategies to tobacco industry’

A Lancet study advocates for regulation, saying that it is the only way to change transnational corporations.

# tobacco - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients

Childers said clients should be aware of certain Irish PR firms, which she claimed were “representing the tobacco industry and not being open and transparent about it”.

# tobacco - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Recycling project turning cigarette butts into plastic

Entrepreneur has turned a creative eye on all kinds of refuse that would previously have gone straight to landfill.

# tobacco - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings

Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.

# tobacco - Monday 28 January, 2013

Column: Tobacco companies spend billions on packaging for a reason

You may be convinced that attractive packaging doesn’t sway your decision to smoke – but it’s still big business, writes Dr Ross Morgan.

MEP criticises two government departments over tobacco industry meetings

The Department of Finance said each year its officials meet with representatives of all industries in the run up to the Budget.

# tobacco - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging

Women smoke because they want a nicotine hit – not because they’re taken in by cute packaging or promises of weight loss, writes Nuala Walsh.

# tobacco - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition

Legislation to replace VECs with new Education Boards is just one of several matters being debated in Leinster House today.

# tobacco - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think strict rules on cigarette packaging will make any difference? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think strict rules on cigarette packaging will make any difference?

A new EU law will see the introduction of cigarette packets displaying graphic images in Ireland. But will that reduce smoking rates?

New EU law will require graphic images on cigarette packaging

Legislation to give legal effect to the new European rules will be debated in the Dáil when it reconvenes tomorrow morning.

# tobacco - Friday 11 January, 2013

1 in 3 women in Ireland smoke - report

One in two younger and more disadvantaged women are addicted to tobacco, bringing the problem to “epidemic” proportions, according to the Irish Cancer Society.

# tobacco - Friday 21 December, 2012

EU cracks down on tobacco branding

Banning flavoured cigarettes and images of rotting lungs are all part of the plan.

# tobacco - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Irish smokers start at lower age than any other EU country

A new report from the European Commission showed that 51 per cent of people in Europe have never smoked and one fifth have given up.

# tobacco - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.

# tobacco - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?

The changes to the price of alcohol and tobacco went up at midnight – what about the rest of the measures?

# tobacco - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint

The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.

# tobacco - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Government losing €1.5 million per day to illegal tobacco market

The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said criminals will make over €230 million this year from illegal tobacco in Ireland.

# tobacco - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes

All cigarettes will now have to be sold in identical, olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings.

# tobacco - Monday 26 November, 2012

Smoking 'rots' brain - study

Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.

# tobacco - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever

Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.

# tobacco - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Indonesia tops 'league of shame' as world's most prolific smokers

Two-thirds of all men over the age of 15 smoke in Indonesia – making them the world’s heaviest smokers.

# tobacco - Friday 24 August, 2012

US court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

The government can’t force tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on cigarette packets.

# tobacco - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Ryanair stewards detained at Liverpool airport over cigarette 'smuggling'

Two airline stewards were off-duty when they were detained by authorities over alleged smuggling of cigarettes from the Canary Islands.

# tobacco - Friday 17 August, 2012

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research

New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.

# tobacco - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Australia's top court upholds rules on generic cigarette boxes

Individual brands of cigarettes will no longer have different boxes – all will instead carry health warnings with graphic images.

# tobacco - Friday 27 July, 2012

Retail sales continue to fall - with food, drink and cigarettes taking a hit

Retails sales have seen the biggest drop since December 2009.

# tobacco - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market

Catherine Noone says tough new measures are needed to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes in Ireland.

# tobacco - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Poll: Should the price of cigarettes be increased? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the price of cigarettes be increased?

The Health Minister James Reilly wants to increase the price of 20 cigarettes by around €6 in the next six years. What do you think?

# tobacco - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Tobacco companies "targeting Irish women and girls"

Conference to hear that ‘slim’ cigarette products are deliberately trying to link weight loss and smoking in women’s minds.

# tobacco - Friday 15 June, 2012

Poll: do you support the introduction of graphic warnings on tobacco packaging? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: do you support the introduction of graphic warnings on tobacco packaging?

Graphic images depicting the negative health impacts associated with smoking are soon to be placed on tobacco packaging sold in Ireland. How do you feel about that?

# tobacco - Thursday 31 May, 2012

‘Vast majority of smokers want to quit’ claims Reilly as No Tobacco Day marked

The Minister underlined his commitment to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking as the World Health Organisation’s No Tobacco Day is marked.

# tobacco - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Over five million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Over 55 million cigarettes have now been seized by the Revenue so far this year.

# tobacco - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Oil laundering plant, cigarettes and smuggled fuel seized by Customs

Seizures were made in three separate operations today by the Revenue’s Customs Service.

# tobacco - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

# tobacco - Friday 4 May, 2012

Column: Smoking ban in public places 'a departure from tolerance and democracy'

With Health Minister James Reilly considering proposals to extend the smoking ban to areas like parks and beaches, John Mallon argues that this could be just the start.

# tobacco - Monday 9 April, 2012

Cigarette smuggling: Dublin tops table for convictions

The average fine for cigarette smuggling last year was less than €2,000, according to Revenue figures.

# tobacco - Friday 23 March, 2012

Tobacco has killed 50 million people in the past decade - report

Tobacco-related illnesses will cause the deaths of one billion people in the next century if trends continue, the Tobacco Atlas has revealed.

# tobacco - Thursday 22 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…