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Ireland. Department of Health. (2020) Tobacco Free Ireland annual report 2019. Dublin: Department of Health.

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Considerable progress has been made and the action plan is being implemented as published. Whilst there is substantial detail in the updates provided, some of the key achievements in 2019 were:

  • Receiving approval from Government to draft a Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill to further advance

Tobacco Free Ireland recommendations.

  • The inclusion of a question on smoking in the 2021 Census, so that the detailed information gathered can contribute to the evidence base for current and future tobacco control policy
  • Continued progress on a number of Smoke Free Campus Initiatives, including the launch of Sports Ireland’s Smoke Free Campus, prohibiting smoking outside of all campus buildings.
  • Proactive involvement in ensuring the Public Private Partnership between the International Labour Organisation and tobacco industry were not renewed.
  • The increase in price and minimum excise duty on tobacco products in Budget 2020.
  • Continued preparation for the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, for which Dublin was selected as host.

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