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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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Ethical Investment

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

From TheJournal.ie Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes' World No Tobacco Day

Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'

We need smoking prevention efforts to ensure smoking rates continue to drop among all young people, writes Donal Buggy.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018 Lighting Up

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping) How To Quit

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done' QUIT

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'

Smoking is directly related to more than 5,600 deaths in Ireland every year.

From TheJournal.ie This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today Lighting Up

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

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year' National Quit Day

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.

From TheJournal.ie Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes Quitting

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

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 Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces?

A number of businesses in Dublin have moved to ban smoking where their customers eating outside.

From TheJournal.ie Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight Heart Disease

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight

A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.

From TheJournal.ie Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report Tackling Addiction

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.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016 Tobacco

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016

Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums E-cigarettes

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

More research is needed, however.

From TheJournal.ie Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money Sponsored By Hse Quit

Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money

You’ll be happier, healthier AND richer. What’s not to like?

From TheJournal.ie Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

From TheJournal.ie Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses Stubbed Out

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses

UCD and Trinity College have started making their universities smoke-free.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids Sponsored By Quit

'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids

Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.

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 Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes?

The fact that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco or tar is one of the arguments as to why they should not be taxed as heavily as normal cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

From TheJournal.ie 7 little-known facts about smoking to make you think twice about lighting up Sponsored By Nicorette

7 little-known facts about smoking to make you think twice about lighting up

And hopefully will help you to quit, too.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

From TheJournal.ie No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking World No Tobacco Day

No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking

Two in three smokers want to give up writes Donald Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society.

From TheJournal.ie Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

From TheJournal.ie Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today Smoking

Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

Regulation of e-cigarettes will also be enforced from today.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible" Controversial

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"

Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.

From TheJournal.ie Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020' Let's Go Menthol

Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'

Part of the ECJ plan paves the way for the banning of menthol cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them France

School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them

Schools had allowed pupils to smoke inside school premises to lower their risk of being attacked.

From TheJournal.ie Primary school asks parents not to smoke cannabis when dropping children off Greater Manchester

Primary school asks parents not to smoke cannabis when dropping children off

Police are working with the school to crack down on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent? Sponsored By Nicorette This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent?

Tis the season…