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From TheJournal.ie Budget 2020: Winners and losers Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2019: Winners and Losers Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

There’s good news and bad news….

From TheJournal.ie Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches Quit It

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

From TheJournal.ie Vaping is 'far safer than smoking' Quitting

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

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

From TheJournal.ie "It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside Lights Out

"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside

Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.

From TheJournal.ie Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications The AA

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers Such A Drag

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers

The man had looked for €6,050 in damages.

From TheJournal.ie Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market... Dangerous

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...

Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.

From TheJournal.ie One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’ QUIT

One year on: 'If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’

It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.

From TheJournal.ie Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid. Opinion

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Do you want to stub out the smokes this year? QUIT

Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?

The HSE has launched its new QUIT service.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all third-level campuses go 'smoke-free'?

UCD is to ban the sale of tobacco products on campus from 1 September.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade Smokers

Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

From TheJournal.ie Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

Man tries to smoke 100 cigarettes in one go, fails miserably

Don’t try this at home, kids.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance Savings

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

From TheJournal.ie This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking Thank You For Not Smoking

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking

Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters Smoking

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half Smoking

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit' Smoking

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.

From TheJournal.ie Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings Smoking

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study Shop Around

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study

The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins Kick The Habit

Smokers urged seek support to kick the habit as new year begins

One million people have successfully quit smoking in Ireland – and now the HSE is urging remaining smokers to kick the habit for good in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study Cigarette Branding

Plain cigarette packets less appealing to female smokers - study

A new study has shown that cigarette packaging has a direct impact on the choices of female smokers.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking Photos This post contains images

PHOTOS: Smokers caught in the act of smoking

Photographer Nicolas Reuland gave up cigarettes. Then he set out on this project…

From TheJournal.ie Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present Smoking Ban

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.) Opinion

Column: 5 reasons why we need to hike taxes on cigarettes. (Yes, again.)

Significantly raising tobacco taxes would make us healthier, save the State money, and reduce inequality, writes Chris Macey.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions' Smoking

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'

The Irish Cancer Society is concerned about the high number of young female smokers – saying lung cancer deaths in Ireland have now exceeded breast cancer deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking Smoking

Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking

Statistics from Aviva show that more than half of smokers – 55 per cent – smoked more than usual over the Christmas period

From TheJournal.ie Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures Budget 2012 This post contains images

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food Opinion

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food

An ‘obesity tax’ on its own is a regressive move – much more nuanced strategies are required to get people thinking about what they put in their bodies, says food writer Frank Armstrong.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent Smoking

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.

From TheJournal.ie Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers" Smokers

Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"

Senator Mary Moran told the Seanad that the introduction of combined photo and text warning will in the long-term reduce the number of people who smoke.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit QUIT

HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit

Between one and two billion euro is spent every year treating tobacco-related illnesses. The HSE has launched a new campaign to help smokers to quit.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit Smoking

Almost 4 in 5 Irish smokers want to kick the habit

European survey finds that Ireland’s smokers are second only to Luxembourg in their desire to quit – but that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people smoking more and spending more on habit says research Smoking

Irish people smoking more and spending more on habit says research

Health insurer Aviva say that almost a quarter of those who filled out online health check forms said they smoked.