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TRI Presents Recent Research on E-Cigarettes and Healthcare Professionals

7TH NOVEMBER 2014

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.

 


News

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

11TH DECEMBER 2014

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

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Trinity College Researchers find Increased Risk of TB for Smokers

14TH NOVEMBER 2014

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

2ND DECEMBER 2014

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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