HSE is considering banning tobacco sales in Ireland to rid the country of cigarettes as strategies investigate – archyde

THE HSE is considering a ban on tobacco sales in Ireland.

The number of stores allowed to sell tobacco could also be reduced as part of another plan to end cigarette smoking here.

The plans that are being examined hope to end cigarette smoking in IrelandPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

the Irish Times also reported that consideration is also being given to raising tobacco companies to pay for the state’s health care costs related to nicotine addiction.

A survey is to be started next year to find out whether the public supports the “innovative” ideas.

About 100 people die and 1,000 people are hospitalized for tobacco use every week, they said HSE.

The results of the survey will be published in a report for the Strategic Program Plan for Tobacco-Free Ireland 2022.


Earlier this month, New Zealand announced that it would be the first country in the world to prohibit young people from entering Buy cigarettes to eventually make the whole nation smoke free.

Young people under the age of 14 will no longer be allowed to buy cigarettes in their life in 2027.

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And the age limit will be raised every year from now on until smoking is banned for the entire population of five million in the Pacific state.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s health chiefs drafted radical new laws to put an end to the cancer and heart disease health threat posed by cigarettes.

Deputy Health Minister Ayesha Verrall said: “We want to ensure that young people never start smoking, so we will make it a criminal offense to sell or supply smoked tobacco products to new cohorts of youth.


“People who will be 14 years old when the law goes into effect will never be able to legally buy tobacco.

“We are also reducing the attractiveness, the risk of addiction and the availability of smoking tobacco products.

“New laws will mean that only very low nicotine content smoked tobacco products will be allowed to be sold, significantly reducing the number of stores that can sell them.”

The measures will make New Zealand’s tobacco retail industry the second most restricted industry in the world after Bhutan, where the sale of cigarettes is completely banned.


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