Tobacco Control in the Health Service

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in IreIand with almost 6,000 smokers dying each year from tobacco related diseases. Moving towards a tobacco free society will reduce the number of premature deaths from tobacco and result in healthier, longer and better quality lives for many Irish people.

Environmental Health Services have responsibility for discharging the statutory functions prescribed under the Public Health (Tobacco) Acts 2002-2012 and supporting and driving the delivery of the relevant actions in the Tobacco Free Ireland policy document (2013-2025).

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