October 14, 2015

Budget blues

The Budget is done bar the trading of insults. The fatties and the drunks got off scot free and only we gentle smokers got hit in […]
October 13, 2015

Tobacco tax targets poor and elderly

BUDGET 2016 – Campaigners have condemned the decision to increase the cost of a packet of cigarettes by 50 cent as “excessive” and an “unwarranted attack […]
October 9, 2015

Time to reintroduce the ten-pack?

In Seanad debates when tobacco arises as a topic an air of self-righteous outrage sweeps through the assembled cronies as they clamber over each other to […]
October 8, 2015

Promoting criminal behaviour

Growing up in Ireland I don’t ever remember hearing about illegal drink or fags. However, over the last 20 years the amount of taxation added to […]
October 6, 2015

Tobacco lobbying

*The Examiner reported today that ‘EU officials were guilty of maladministration because they failed to be “open” about meetings with tobacco company lobbyists,’ according to the […]