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WCTOH Conference 18th - 21st March 2015

TFRI presented Oral and poster presentations at the WCTOH in Abu Dhabi on E-cigaretted, Plain Packaging and an oral presentation 'Tobacco-Free Ireland 2025: What kinds of investments are needed?' was given by Prof Luke Clancy at the Tobacco-Free Europe; different roads tot the endgame.

They can be downloaded from here

Tobacco-Free Ireland 2025: What kinds of investments are needed?


Plain Packaging

TFRI Presents Recent Research on E-Cigarettes and Healthcare Professionals


The TRI team presented posters on their recent research projects at the Irish Thoracic Society Scientific Meeting 2014 in Galway on 7th-8th November.


Download the posters on  e-cigarette smoking among teenagers and  the role of healthcare professionals in cessation.



On Friday 3rd of April 2015  The French National Assembly adopted plain packaging. The provision should be implemented next May 2016.

The assembly also adopted other strong tobacco control provisions such as

- advertising ban on point of sales, ban for tobacco patronage,

- obligation of transparency for the tobacco industry (article 5.3 of the FCTC),

- ban on attractive flavouring and ban of menthol (in 2020 for menthol) according to the transposition of the European directive on tobacco products,

- smoking ban in cars in presence of minors,

- adoption of a funds dedicated to tobacco control,

- co-decision of the budget and the health ministry for tobacco taxation.

Cigarette-vending machines to be outlawed and under-18s to be banned from selling cigarettes


The Department of Health is calling on members of the public to share their views on tobacco consumption and take part in a consultation process which aims to achieve a "tobacco free society" by 2025.
The Department has commenced its 2014 public consultation on the sale of tobacco products and non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems (NMNDS), including e-cigarettes, as part of the Republic's policy on tobacco control.

Businesses and the public have until mid-January to give their views on the plans, which is contained in the Department of Health consultation document. The most controversial part would see around 7,000 cigarette-vending machines put out of business. The final proposals, which will be drafted into legislation by next June, cover both regular products and e-cigarettes, which under-18s will also be banned from selling or using.

Read the full article in the Independent

Read the consultation press release from the Department of Health




Trinity College Researchers find Increased Risk of TB for Smokers


After studying patients, both smokers and non-smokers at the bronchoscopy suite at St James's Hospital, the researchers found weakened white blood cells in the smokers' lungs. When subjected to TB, these cells should have fought back against the bacteria, but instead malfunctioned.

Read the full article in The Journal



International Study shows Increase in Support for Plain Packaging


The Irish Government has approved the publication of plain packaging legislation, but a new study of Australian attitudes towards plain packaging has shown that support for the policy increased significantly after it was implemented.

The study also reports that opposition to the plain packs mainly came from heavy smokers and those who underestimated the risks, and support was also associated with higher levels of quitting activity.

Read the full article in the Independent















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