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# vaping

Last month
November 2023
Public to be consulted about future laws on vaping, as Donnelly 'deeply concerned' about child usage
It is believed the “exotic flavouring” and “colourful packaging” make vaping products attractive to children.
Gardaí investigating after four teens fell ill at Cork school in incident linked to vaping
The teens were assessed by ambulance crews at their school on Wednesday.
Dáil votes to restrict advertising of vaping products and ban the sale to under 18s
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says he wants to have the law in place ‘as soon as possible’.
This year
Schools are removing outer doors on bathrooms to crack down on students vaping
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
One principal said vaping is an issue in every school in the country.
Parents from one school in Monaghan were upset to find out that the decision was taken without their consultancy.
One school said the practice is not unique to them and that many schools have opted to take the same precaution.
New tax on vapes promised - but not in this year's budget
The Irish Heart Foundation has criticised the Government for not following up on a commitment to introduce taxes to discourage vaping.
Poll: Should single-use vapes be banned?
The government wants to put greater restrictions on the advertising of e-cigarettes, among other measures.
HSE issue safety warning for two vaping products with illegally high nicotine contents
The HSE is alerting the public stop using two vape products from the brand Mc Kesse.
HSE issues safety alert over higher than permitted nicotine levels in e-cigarette liquid
The Fantasi Ice products were found to have a nicotine concentration up to 25.3mg/ml, higher than the 20mg/ml limit.
Selling e-cigarettes to under 18s will carry a €4,000 fine and possibly six months in prison
The Government is not considering an outright ban on vaping right now.
'Banning vaping will just lead to more smokers'
Experts have told The Journal that Ireland should not follow Australia in banning the products.
Poll: Should the sale of vapes be banned in Ireland?
Australia is set to ban vapes from general sale.
Australian retail stores to be banned from selling vapes
The country’s tobacco tax will also be increased by billions of dollars in a smoking crackdown, the health minister said.
Vape company to pay €420 million settlement over illegal marketing of products to children in US
It follows an earlier $438.5 million Juul settlement with 34 other US states.
Last year
Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law
The sale of e-cigarettes at events where children are present will also be prohibited.
Poll: Should vaping ads be banned on public transport?
A bill on the ban is set to be approved by Cabinet today.
Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland
Professor Des Cox says it’s tempting to see e-cigarettes as a solution to smoking but he says that’s just not the case.
GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
Dr Garrett McGovern argues that banning e-cigarette flavours will increase smoking harm and death and will not protect young people.
Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.
Vaping reps deny products like 'Dr Frost Lemonade Fizz' and 'Vampire vape' are aimed at children
The Oireachtas Health Committee today heard submissions from thee members of the Irish Vape Vendors Association.
Vaping reps will urge health committee not to ban flavoured nicotine products
A spokesperson for the vapers association argues that e-liquid flavours are of vital importance to vapers.
All time
Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'
Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.
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.
Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May
Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.
'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.
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.
Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Massachusetts becomes first US state to introduce statewide ban on vapes
San Francisco in California had already adopted a similar citywide ban.
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.
Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores
President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavoured e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Canada reports first hospitalisation for vaping-related illness
It follows a similar outbreak in the US that has killed seven people.