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Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show
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Nine in ten smokers pick up the habit by age 25, studies show

May 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,174 Views 16 Comments

New studies examined comprehensive data on smoking trends from 1990 to 2019.

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades
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Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 10,996 Views 19 Comments

Ireland is not included in this study, but other data shows a decline in Irish teen smoking levels over time.

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
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Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows

Nov 12th 2020, 2:58 PM 13,523 Views 26 Comments

The report revealed 37% of Irish teenagers already used an e-cigarette at some stage.

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

Oct 12th 2020, 9:12 AM 12,152 Views 35 Comments

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

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
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Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

May 20th 2020, 6:10 AM 38,182 Views 47 Comments

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen?
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Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen?

May 12th 2020, 12:03 PM 41,951 Views 166 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said the proposal will be considered.

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
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'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,500 Views 31 Comments

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May
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Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Jan 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 78,588 Views 58 Comments

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

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese
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Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

Nov 20th 2019, 7:02 AM 19,721 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,956 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Nov 12th 2019, 7:52 AM 37,572 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 9:06 AM 35,590 Views 79 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,555 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Oct 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,852 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Sep 29th 2019, 1:00 PM 21,593 Views 73 Comments

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

Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes
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Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes

Sep 20th 2019, 11:40 AM 12,497 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,572 Views 50 Comments

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

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

Jul 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,367 Views 33 Comments

The legislation will be considered by government in September.

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

Apr 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 49,389 Views 158 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 13,762 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 21,347 Views 51 Comments

‘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.

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

Feb 27th 2019, 9:18 AM 35,243 Views 104 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 33,433 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2019, 1:00 PM 11,126 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 17,572 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2018, 11:30 AM 113,236 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,777 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2018, 7:30 PM 26,241 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2018, 2:53 PM 15,074 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,277 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 6,496 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

May 31st 2018, 9:32 AM 11,072 Views 63 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2018, 3:30 PM 15,940 Views 20 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2018, 5:03 PM 15,755 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,048 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,039 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes
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Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

Mar 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 21,258 Views 74 Comments

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

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food
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Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Feb 25th 2018, 10:01 PM 20,343 Views 78 Comments

Would you agree with a ban?

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

Feb 4th 2018, 8:45 AM 57,950 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:12 AM 10,036 Views 2 Comments

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

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