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# vaping - Monday 12 October, 2020

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says

The Health Research Board’s review will help inform Department of Health policy.

# vaping - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.

# vaping - Monday 9 December, 2019

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

# vaping - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses

More than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported in the US, with 42 confirmed deaths in 24 states.

# vaping - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

# vaping - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping

At 16 years old, he required an exterior artificial lung to put oxygen into the blood

# vaping - Friday 8 November, 2019

Poll: Should vaping be banned from workplaces? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vaping be banned from workplaces?

Is this practice commonplace enough to make a ban by the government necessary?

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# vaping - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Experts claim there is no evidence of a risk to the public from passive vaping

Passive smoking has long been known to have a negative impact on the public’s health.

# vaping - Friday 11 October, 2019

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.

# vaping - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Taoiseach says workplace vaping ban will be considered if doctors advise it

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin questioned Varadkar on vaping in the Dail today.

# vaping - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.

# vaping - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

# vaping - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?

E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.

# vaping - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland ban flavoured vapes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban flavoured vapes?

Senator James Reilly has said flavoured vapes like bublegum and candy make the habit an attractive prospect for young people.

# vaping - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Massachusetts becomes first US state to introduce statewide ban on vapes

San Francisco in California had already adopted a similar citywide ban.

# vaping - Monday 23 September, 2019

Poll: Should vaping be banned on college campuses in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vaping be banned on college campuses in Ireland?

The president of the University of Limerick has called on the government to take action.

# vaping - Friday 20 September, 2019

Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores

President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavoured e-cigarettes and vaping products.

# vaping - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Canada reports first hospitalisation for vaping-related illness

It follows a similar outbreak in the US that has killed seven people.

# vaping - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

# vaping - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Five people now believed to have died from vaping-related illnesses in the US

100s of other have reportedly become ill with a number of teenagers in induced comas as a result.

# vaping - Thursday 5 September, 2019

With Juul under the spotlight, meet the man taking its vaping products into the Irish market

Gareth Smyth talks vaping regulation, advertising and launching in Ireland.

# vaping - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say

Officials are trying to find the cause of a respiratory illness in up to 200 more people.

# vaping - Monday 18 March, 2019

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

# vaping - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Decision to include vaping advice on official HSE website 'does not represent policy change'

A section on vaping has been added to the official site.

# vaping - Saturday 20 October, 2018

E-cigarette vaping causes skin wounds to heal more slowly - study

Studies have indicated that e-cigarettes aren’t necessarily healthy, but could be less damaging than normal cigarettes.

# vaping - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests

Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.

# vaping - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see vaping banned in indoor public places? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see vaping banned in indoor public places?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# vaping - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'

We need truthful information on the relative risks of cigarettes compared to the various smoke-free alternative products, writes David T Sweanor.

# vaping - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Researchers warn pregnant women that vaping might lead to increased asthma risk

The warning comes after researchers claimed to have found a link between vaping and an increased risk of asthma in offspring.

# vaping - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

# vaping - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

# vaping - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.

# vaping - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

# vaping - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Giving up cigarettes? Vaping might not be the solution

Make sure you’re aware of the possible risks before taking up e-cigarettes.

# vaping - Monday 26 December, 2016

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

More research is needed, however.

# vaping - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Poll: Should vaping be banned in public spaces? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vaping be banned in public spaces?

Poland introduced a ban this week.

# vaping - Friday 11 September, 2015

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

# vaping - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact

Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.

# vaping - 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?

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