Tobacco Free Ireland Partners Conference

Conference Photo

The HSE and Tobacco Free Ireland partners are holding a conference to mark World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2018) and to support communities to mobilise and take action to drive towards achieving the Tobacco Free Ireland 2025 goal of less than 5% smoking prevalence in Ireland.  

With more quitters than smokers in Ireland, much progress has been made in reducing smoking prevalence in Ireland but we face new challenges as smoking prevalence has not reduced equally across the population.  Making Ireland tobacco-free requires game-changing approaches and determination. We must ensure everyone benefits from our work to tackle smoking, especially those who bear the heaviest burden. View the conference report here.

Research published at the conference shows that those most vulnerable in our communities are most at risk of death and long-term smoking-related illnesses. The research reports can be read below:

We all have a role to play in making Ireland tobacco free and you can show your commitment by signing the Tobacco Free Ireland Personal Charter.

Videos of all of the presentations made at the conference are available for viewing:

Video Presentation PDF Presentation
Minister Catherine Byrne - Opening Address N/A
Dr Paul Kavanagh - TFI Where Are We Now? P Kavanagh
Dr Kristina Mauer-Stender - Community Action to Reduce the Global Tobacco Epidemic K Mauer-Stender
Prof Gerard Hastings - Marketing Tobacco Free  G Hastings
Dr Matthew Sadlier - Mental Health Service Users N/A
Dr Peter McKenna - Mothers and Infants P McKenna
Dr Frank Doyle - The Medical Community  F Doyle
Dr Angie Brown - Is Tobacco Breaking Your Heart?  A Brown
Dr Patrick Moran - Findings on E-Cigarettes  P Moran

The Tobacco Free Ireland Plan 2018 - 2021 is available to view here