Nearly half of heart attack survivors still smoke

Nearly half of heart attack survivors still smoke

Nearly half of heart attack survivors in Ireland who smoked at the time of heart attack are still smoking up to two years later, a national study has found.

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Fine Gael Senator calls for ban on flavoured vapes

Fine Gael Senator calls for ban on flavoured vapes

There is a call for Ireland to ban flavoured vapes - to stop children taking up the habit.

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Self-service cigarette machines set to be stubbed out

Self-service cigarette machines set to be stubbed out

The health minister is planning a major new crackdown on tobacco and e-cigarettes.

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Gateway drug: Wake-up call over e-cigarettes

Gateway drug: Wake-up call over e-cigarettes

THE World Health Organisation has called for the regulation of electronic cigarettes, concluding that they may not be all that useful to people trying to quit smoking.

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Proposed legislation banning the sale of e-cigarettes to children welcomed by Vape Business Ireland

Proposed legislation banning the sale of e-cigarettes to children welcomed by Vape Business Ireland

Chair of the trade association, Keith Flynn, said members had signed a code of conduct agreeing to only sell vaping products to people over the age of 18. The code, published last month, also states that members should always ask for identification if there is any doubt about a person's age.

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British Government plans to end smoking by 2030 – report

British Government plans to end smoking by 2030 – report

Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce the target next week, according to leaked documents.

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'Satisfaction with life is quite poor' among young smokers

'Satisfaction with life is quite poor' among young smokers

The HSE is warning of the threat smoking poses to children on World No Tobacco Day today.

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Over 100 people will die as a result of smoking this week, HSE warns

Over 100 people will die as a result of smoking this week, HSE warns

The HSE issued the warning on National No Smoking Day, which people traditionally use to quit the habit.

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Making Cents: Stub it out and save yourself a fortune

Making Cents: Stub it out and save yourself a fortune

Consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness.

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Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age to 100

Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age to 100

State Representative and doctor Richard Creagan hopes that Hawaii will become the first state to ban the sale of cigarettes.

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Study: Those who smoke during pregnancy show 'serious dietary inadequacies'

Study: Those who smoke during pregnancy show 'serious dietary inadequacies'

A new study of the diets of pregnant woman has found one-fifth were obese and that those who smoked during pregnancy had "serious dietary inadequacies" that could exacerbate the ill-effects of cigarettes.

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Tobacco giant buys pot stake

Tobacco giant buys pot stake

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes for the US market, is pushing into the Canadian cannabis industry. This is its first foray into the nascent pot industry.

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Marlboro firm no-smoking campaign under fire as stunt

Marlboro firm no-smoking campaign under fire as stunt

Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy after using a four-page newspaper advertisement in Britain to urge smokers to quit cigarettes.

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Occasional smokers 'at significantly higher risk' of developing lung cancer

Occasional smokers 'at significantly higher risk' of developing lung cancer

A new report suggests women who smoke between one and four cigarettes a day are five times more likely to develop lung cancer when compared with non-smokers.

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New report shows dramatic drop in rate of teen smoking

New report shows dramatic drop in rate of teen smoking

Recent years have seen a dramatic drop in the number of Irish teens smoking, according to a new study.

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Health Minister looks to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas

Health Minister looks to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas

Health Minister Simon Harris is to seek Cabinet approval today for a proposal to ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served.

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Smoking ban should be extended outdoors where food is served: James Reilly

Smoking ban should be extended outdoors where food is served: James Reilly

A former Health Minister is calling for the smoking ban to be extended to outdoor areas where food is served.

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National No Smoking Day: Love your lungs this Valentine's

National No Smoking Day: Love your lungs this Valentine's

Saving money, smelling better and being more attractive are just some of the benefits of quitting smoking.

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Carlow IT is banning smoking from all main outdoor areas

Carlow IT is banning smoking from all main outdoor areas

The Institute of Technology Carlow is banning smoking from all its main outdoor areas.

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22% of Irish people are still smoking, report finds

22% of Irish people are still smoking, report finds

The annual tobacco free Ireland report indicates that 22% of Irish people are still smoking.

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Tobacco firms using sophisticated pricing tactics to keep smokers hooked, suggests new British report

Tobacco firms using sophisticated pricing tactics to keep smokers hooked, suggests new British report

Big tobacco companies have developed sophisticated pricing strategies to soak up tax increases and undermine efforts to reduce smoking, researchers in Britain have suggested.

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Health watchdog says e-cigarettes are cost-effective way to help smokers quit

Health watchdog says e-cigarettes are cost-effective way to help smokers quit

E-cigarettes are a cost-effective way of helping people to quit smoking, the first official analysis of its kind in Europe has found.

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Smoking in cars carrying children illegal from today

Smoking in cars carrying children illegal from today

New laws making it an offence to smoke in any car carrying children came into effect at midnight.

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