Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland. Each year at least 5,500 people die from diseases caused by tobacco use.
[internal-link 7595 | Tobacco Free Ireland ] was launched in October 2013. It sets a target for Ireland to have a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5% by 2025, effectively making the country a tobacco free society.
Tobacco Free Ireland has set out over 60 recommendations which address a wide range of tobacco control issues and initiatives. The main objectives that the policy set out to achieve are: