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UCC Master of Public Health Open for Applications

This 12-month online course will provide individuals from a range of different professional backgrounds with academic and experiential development in the theory and practice of public health. It allows you to focus on key themes of public health:

 

Epidemiology ~ Biostatistics ~ Global Health

Health Promotion ~ Health Protection

Closing date: 1st August

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The Endgame Tobacco Control Workshop

Building capacity in tobacco control in Ireland and Northern Ireland: the evidence, policy and practice.

This workshop, hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, focussed on strategies to bring an end to the tobacco-related disease epidemic.


It was held on 5-6 June, Riddel Hall, Belfast and 9-10 June, The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, to encourage all-island collaboration and shared learning.

 

Key speakers included:

 

Professor Allyn Taylor

O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington DC.  Professor Taylor  was the senior legal adviser for the negotiation and adoption of the Framework on Tobacco Control at the World Health Organization

Florence Berteletti

Director, Smoke Free Partnership, Brussels, Belgium.  The Smoke Free Partnership is a strategic, independent and flexible partnership between Cancer Research UK, the European Heart Network and Action on Smoking and Health UK

Professor Luke Clancy

Director General of the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland and Consultant Physician, St James Hospital (Professor Clancy's presentation)

For more information and the slides presented at the event, click here, and to see the programme, click here.

 

E-cigarettes

The workshop involved an interactive poll where the delegates voted before and after the presentation by Martin Dockrell, Public Health England, on the topic of e-cigarettes.

 

Read Martin's presentation or see the poll results.

Professor Allyn Taylor, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington DC.  Professor Taylor  was the senior legal adviser for the negotiation and adoption of the Framework on Tobacco Control at the World Health Organization
Florence Berteletti,  Director, Smoke Free Partnership, Brussels, Belgium.  The Smoke Free Partnership is a strategic, independent and flexible partnership between Cancer Research UK, the European Heart Network and Action on Smoking and Health UK
Professor Luke Clancy, Director General of the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland and Consultant Physician, St James Hospital

News

Could US lawsuit have repercussions in Ireland?

22nd JULY 2014

In a landmark decision, a Florida jury awarded the widow of a chain smoker record punitive damages of more than €17bn against America's second-biggest cigarette maker, RJ Reynolds.
Professor Luke Clancy hopes the decision will stimulate the Government and individuals not to be afraid of taking on the industry.
Minister James Reilly commented, ""This is a landmark decision in the United States. According to the lawyers for the plaintiffs, the tobacco firms are putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy by not properly informing them of the health hazards.
The Irish Government is determined that we will introduce plain packaging in an effort to make sure that citizens recognise the very grave dangers of smoking tobacco."

In a landmark decision, a Florida jury awarded the widow of a chain smoker record punitive damages of more than €17bn against America's second-biggest cigarette maker, RJ Reynolds.

Professor Luke Clancy hopes the decision will stimulate the Government and individuals not to be afraid of taking on the industry.

Minister James Reilly commented, ""This is a landmark decision in the United States. According to the lawyers for the plaintiffs, the tobacco firms are putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy by not properly informing them of the health hazards.

The Irish Government is determined that we will introduce plain packaging in an effort to make sure that citizens recognise the very grave dangers of smoking tobacco."

Read the full article in The Independent

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Call to ban all smoking in cars

22nd JULY 2014

The law that has been proposed would make it illegal for any driver or passenger in a vehicle to smoke when children under 16 are present.

Professor Luke Clancy said that he is "all in favour of the current proposal" but that "I believe it would have a better chance of working if it was a total ban.

"[A car] is like an enclosed box, so you are inhaling a lot of toxins in a very small area. The level of toxins can be far higher than you would find in a busy pub in the bad old days."

Last week the Welsh government announced it will be shortly introducing a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, and similar laws are already in place in parts of the US, Australia and Canada.

Read the full article in The Irish Daily Star in print and at TheStar.ie

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Minister James Reilly and Professor Luke Clancy

 

It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes

JUNE 2014

Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry

Read Christine Bohan's article on thejournal.ie.

The Government has approved the publication of plain packaging legislation, but cigarette companies have already indicated that they plan to take legal action to stop the move from going ahead.

Minister Reilly said that one of his key goals in his role is to prevent young people from starting to smoke, saying "the introduction of standardised packaging will remove the final way for tobacco companies to promote their deadly product in Ireland."

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Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland on thejournal.ie

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