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31st May 2023
2nd May 2023
Ireland: The Ministry of Health says the Public Health (Tobacco Inhaling Products) Bill is expected to be passed soon and come into force in July, press reports. It would mean a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids to under-18s, and on vending-machine sales.
9th February 2023
Ireland: The Health Service Executive (HSE) is analysing claims, made by a British newspaper, that some Elfbar e-cigarettes may contain more than the legal level of nicotine, press reports. The trade association Vape Business Ireland said it was concerned about the possibility that non-compliant products were being sold in the country.
7th December 2022
Ireland: The newly published Healthy Ireland survey 2022 shows 3% of the population are regular vapers, while 22% of people who have successfully quit smoking in the past year did so with the aid of e-cigarettes. Vaping is most common among the under-25s, with 6% of that age group currently using e-cigs.
23rd November 2022
Ireland: Health minister Stephen Donnelly and public health minister Frank Feighan yesterday received government approval to add additional restrictions to the Public Health (Tobacco Inhaling Products) Bill. The proposed restrictions include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and related nicotine-inhaling products in vending machines and in places or events intended for children. A proposal banning the advertising of e-cigarettes on public transport, in cinemas and near schools has also been introduced. The bill is expected to be finalised by the end of the year.
14th November 2022
14th October 2022
5th September 2022
Ireland: Research by the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland shows that 39% of young people aged between 16 and 17 have tried vaping, while 32% have tried smoking, press reports. The main reasons given for trying e-cigarettes were primarily curiosity (66%) and having friends who vape (29%).
19th July 2022
23rd June 2022
Ireland: Senators have urged stricter regulation of e-cigarettes, press reports. In discussions on the Nicotine Inhaling Products Bill, senator Diarmuid Wilson of the Fianna Fáil party said: “We must try to strike a balance between the potential benefits of e-cigarettes for adult smokers trying to quit and the risks that more non-smokers, particularly children and especially young children, will start vaping.” Senator Micheál Carrigy of Fine Gael called for further retail restrictions, including a retail licensing system.
20th May 2022
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