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From TheJournal.ie New York bans sale of cigarettes to under 21s Smoking

New York bans sale of cigarettes to under 21s

The city council voted today to raise the minimum age for purchasing both cigarettes and electronic-vapour cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling Smoking

Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling

Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging Plain Speaking

‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging

The new packs – which include graphic images of health problems that could be caused by smoking – are expected to be brought in next year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are repeated tax increases on tobacco fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are repeated tax increases on tobacco fair?

The Government wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025 and a Budget hike on cigarettes seems likely but is it fair on smokers?

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Anti-tobacco policies are lining criminals' pockets Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Anti-tobacco policies are lining criminals' pockets

It is not simple to change a societal behaviour – just ask the American prohibitionists – and plans to ban menthol and slim cigarettes will surrender money to criminal elements, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks New York

Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks

The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.

From TheJournal.ie 100 mature cannabis plants and one kilogram of cannabis herb seized in Galway Drugs

100 mature cannabis plants and one kilogram of cannabis herb seized in Galway

Two men were arrested in the raid.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control Tobacco

Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control

65 per cent of packaging will be covered by warnings as opposed to the 75 per cent advocated by anti-tobacco lobby and the 50 per cent pushed for by those in the industry.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings Smoking

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings

Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget Health

'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget

The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…

From TheJournal.ie Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger Children's Health

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger

However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking ban to be rolled out across prisons in England and Wales I Predict A Riot

Smoking ban to be rolled out across prisons in England and Wales

Authorities are worried that prison officers could bring compensation claims over the effects of passive smoking.

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 Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes Smoking

Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes

ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time' Tobacco

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'

Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.

From TheJournal.ie How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit? Smoking

How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?

The first ever clinical trial to compare the two also assessed the health risks of e-cigarettes in a large group outside a lab for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices Up In Smoke

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.

21 things you'll remember from secondary school

Cast your minds back.

From TheJournal.ie Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective?

There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Monday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking Smoking Ban

The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking

Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government ban smoking?

With the Health Minister looking to cut the number of smokers to 5 per cent by 2025, would it be easier for the Government to ban them altogether?

From TheJournal.ie Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025 No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

From TheJournal.ie No sign of teenager who escaped from garda station while on 'smoke break' Quitting Time

No sign of teenager who escaped from garda station while on 'smoke break'

The teen escaped over a wall at a Dublin garda station last week, and hasn’t been seen since.

From TheJournal.ie Where there's smoke...Howth fires visible from space! Smoking

Where there's smoke...Howth fires visible from space!

This photo from NASA’s Terra satellite showing plumes of smoke rising from Howth in Dublin last week.

From TheJournal.ie EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer Smoking

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

A vote today on the EU tobacco control directive was passed by MEPs on the Public Health Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows Risk Factor

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows

Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Europe ban menthol and slim cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Europe ban menthol and slim cigarettes?

James Reilly is fighting for a ban. Do you agree with him?

From TheJournal.ie Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review E-cigarettes

Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review

The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.

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 Poll: Do you allow smoking in your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you allow smoking in your home?

A new study has found that air pollution in a smoker’s home can be 10 times the advisable level.

From TheJournal.ie VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches Nicotine Patches

VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches

Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.

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 Meet the lone ‘sheriff’ of the ‘ashtray of Europe’ Austria

Meet the lone ‘sheriff’ of the ‘ashtray of Europe’

Anti-smoking advocate and cancer sufferer is trying to highlight Austria’s lax enforcement, where almost two thirds of venues flout complex smoking area legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Smokers' group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in cars Smoking

Smokers' group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in cars

Forest Éireann, a representative group for Irish smokers, says a ban on smoking in cars would have little positive effect.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers Smoking

Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers

Of the 55 people prosecuted for smuggling offences last year, 18 had addresses outside of Ireland.

Canadian ad compares social smoking to farting Fart Break This post contains videos

Canadian ad compares social smoking to farting

Are you a social farter?