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Institute of Public Health Open Conference

The third Public Health Open Conference took place on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 in Titanic, Belfast with the aim of providing an open platform to showcase multidisciplinary work in public health, provide opportunities for partnership working, assist with personal development/capacity building in public health, promote existing online learning working groups promote leadership.

 

This year's themes were: Active Travel Positive Ageing Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing Public Health Approaches to Poverty Research, Policy, Practice Cycle - Closing the Gap

 

Professor Luke Clancy presented new findings relating to e-cigarette use in Ireland (abstract). The full programme and slides are available here.

 


News

Breaking €10 barrier on cigarettes will save lives

14th OCTOBER 2014

Health groups, including ASH, have welcomed the Government's decision to increase the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes by 40 cent to €10 in yesterday's 2015 budget.
"By breaking the €10 barrier on a pack of cigarettes, the Government is putting another significant nail in the coffin of a tobacco industry whose products kill 14 people every day in Ireland," said the Irish Heart Foundation's spokesman Chris Macey.

Health groups, including ASH, have welcomed the Government's decision to increase the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes by 40 cent to €10 in yesterday's 2015 budget.

"By breaking the €10 barrier on a pack of cigarettes, the Government is putting another significant nail in the coffin of a tobacco industry whose products kill 14 people every day in Ireland," said the Irish Heart Foundation's spokesman Chris Macey.

Read the full article on the Independent.ie

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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

James Reilly and Luke Clancy

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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