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From TheJournal.ie Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

From TheJournal.ie HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses Vaping

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.

From TheJournal.ie British teenager ended up on life support after suffering respiratory failure linked to vaping Lung Failure

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should people be allowed to smoke on hospital grounds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people be allowed to smoke on hospital grounds?

No-smoking policies are being flouted at Dublin’s maternity hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland? Vaping

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.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes On Fire

Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes

Revenue has intercepted a number of illegal cigarette shipments in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak Vaping

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

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18 Smoking

New legislation to ban sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18

The legislation will be considered by government in September.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors Smoking

'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors

On 4 July 2012, Beaumont Hospital became a “tobacco-free campus”.

From TheJournal.ie Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds Vaping

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'? E-cigarettes

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?

‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

From TheJournal.ie New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications Breathing Problems

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not unusual to make six or more attempts': Dr Patrick Doorley on how to quit smoking in 2019 Resolution This post contains videos

'It's not unusual to make six or more attempts': Dr Patrick Doorley on how to quit smoking in 2019

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but having clear goals and support networks to help with motivation can help chances for success.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year Lighting Up

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year

Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.

From TheJournal.ie 500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise COPD

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Many people don't believe social smoking is harmful - as a doctor, I know that's not true' Opinion

Opinion: 'Many people don't believe social smoking is harmful - as a doctor, I know that's not true'

Dr Des Cox writes about the impact that social smoking has on your health, and why people need to quit smoking altogether.

From TheJournal.ie E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests Study

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.

From TheJournal.ie Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks Divestment

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week World No Tobacco Day

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week

A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.

From TheJournal.ie Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does Money Money Money

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does

A new US study found workers were three times more likely to quit if there was a financial incentive.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland Decline

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland

The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets Butt Out

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets

To help draw attention to this Dublin City Council has started a new campaign.

From TheJournal.ie 75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

From TheJournal.ie Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes Stub It Out

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food Restaurants

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Would you agree with a ban?

From TheJournal.ie Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit Smoking Cessation

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit

Although smoking rates are declining, smoking-related deaths remain the leading cause of avoidable deaths in this country, writes Dr Des Cox.

From TheJournal.ie Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver' Shanghai

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'

The driver had reportedly been smoking which caused ‘dangerous substances’ in his van to catch fire.

From TheJournal.ie Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day Love Your Lungs

Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day

There will be three designated “smoking shelters” created for smokers to go.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s Smoking

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

From TheJournal.ie These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

From TheJournal.ie You're twice as likely to develop mental health problems if you smoke, HSE says Giving Up
From TheJournal.ie There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else Smoking Bans

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being.

From TheJournal.ie Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers Genetic Mechanism

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers

The worms exhibit behavioral responses to nicotine similar to what mammals experience.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off? Smoking Break

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?

Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.

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