Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA.

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. The latest in a string of studie(...)

More women are being diagnosed with smoking-related cancers.

It’s that time of year again, with thousands up and down the country currently vowing they have quit smoking for good – and indeed many of them will s(...)

At present, 19.5 per cent of the adult population smokes – down from 29 per cent in 2003

A 50 cent increase in the excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes was the only tax increase announced in Budget 2017. The increase takes the avera(...)

Ireland was the first country to introduce a plan for plain tobacco  packaging in 2014, but delays in developing the relevant legislation mean it will not come into effect until 2017 at the earliest. File photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Anti-tobacco lobby group ASH Ireland has criticised delays to implementing plain packaging legislation for cigarettes ahead of World No Tobacco Day on(...)