Studies from Wuhan in China show that smokers with Covid-19 respiratory disease have a poorer prognosis, have  more severe disease, a higher  need for intensive care, a higher need for ventilation, and are more likely to die. Photograph: Reuters

Covid-19 is changing our lives, maybe for ever, and remarkable efforts are being made to save people’s lives. Action on smoking and vaping cessation m(...)

E-cigarettes: there has been a lot of head-scratching about e-cigarettes among medical professionals. Photograph: Thinkstock

Dublin taxi driver Bernard Fitzsimons, who is 56, gave up smoking a year ago, after taking up e-cigarettes. He smoked about 10 packets a week, but wen(...)

Pictured launching the report are (from left to right) Dr Helen McAvoy of the IPH; Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots; Minister for Health Dr James Reilly and Prof Luke Clancy of the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland.

The number of children taking up smoking and women who smoke during pregnancy has declined over the past decade, a new report has found. However while(...)

Yet monitoring of air quality within the home is scant compared with the outdoor environment. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Striv(...)