Cracking down


In line with WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Ireland's commitment to reducing the demand for tobacco includes:

  • Price and tax measures
  • Protection from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  • Regulation and disclosure of the contents of tobacco products
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Education, communication, training and public awareness
  • Comprehensive ban and restriction on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
  • Tobacco dependence and cessation measures

It is also:

  • Eliminating the illicit trade of tobacco products
  • Restricting sales to and by minors
  • Supporting economically viable alternatives for growers