Category: October 2018
Ireland risks missing its tobacco-free target date of 2025 by 27 years, the HSE has warned.
The shocking delay is putting new pressure on Health Minister Simon Harris to soften his stance on e-cigarettes to help more smokers quit.
The Government is committed to being "tobacco-free" - with less than 5pc of the population still smokers - by 2025.
But the HSE report says that, based on current trends, this target will not be met until 2052.
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