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Tobacco Free Ireland

Published: 7 June 2013
From: Department of Health

The high levels of smoking in Ireland require a more concerted effort to support the continued development of a tobacco free society where people can live longer and healthier lives free from the detrimental effects of tobacco.

The direction given in this policy report seeks to:

  • de-normalise tobacco within Irish society
  • reduce initiation rates
  • assist smokers to quit
  • protect non-smokers, especially children, from the effects of second-hand smoke by building on a stable policy and legislative framework

These measures will be achieved within existing resources.

Tobacco Free Ireland


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