A number of recent media reports refer to smoking prevalence in Ireland as being 29% of the population. This is incorrect. The most recent survey by the National Tobacco Control Office shows smoking prevalence at 21.7% and this figure is now being accepted as the official figure by the Department of Health and Children. Reference to data: http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/TobaccoControl/Research/
For this year’s World COPD Day, COPD Support Ireland have arranged for a dedicated lung health information bus to travel around the country, from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd of November, offering free screening and information. Click here for more information:
Click here to see ASH Ireland article published in October/November 2013 edition of Public Affairs Ireland
Dr Ross Morgan, and Dr Angie Brown made a presentation to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee on 19th June, following on from the Committee’s invitation for submissions on “Changes in lifestyle can prevent approximately one third of cancers. How does Government and Society respond to this challenge?