Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

General Scheme of the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019: Department of Health

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party) | Oireachtas source

That actually leads into my next question. I am very interested in the relationship between the density of retail outlets in Ireland and smoking prevalence and use of vaping products. Does the Department envisage that if we introduce a licensing fee, the density of retail units will naturally fall? Will there be any mechanism for us to be able to further control the density subsequently? I am thinking specifically around schools, perhaps. There may still be a very high density in urban areas but not in rural areas. Are there any other kinds of mechanisms around density that the Department thinks are worth considering?


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