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.
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: