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Phelan, Ann

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Tobacco Control Measures

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important matter. According to ASH Ireland, the prevalence of smoking in this country stands somewhere between 26% and 29%. While the pos...More Button

We have made great strides in reducing the level of smoking, having banned it in so many public places. It is well known, however, that the cost of nicotine replacement therapies such as gum, pa...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply and highlighting the various rules which apply. I remain of the view that this is an area in which we should do a great deal more work, particularly as ...More Button

Tobacco Control Measures (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for his very positive response to this issue. I take the point about the 9% VAT rate and the 13.5% VAT rate. Anything that could be done to lower the rate to encoura...More Button