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 Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

On the issue of illegally imported product and the extent of those rolling tobacco at home, etc., are our guests satisfied that the proposals in the general scheme will adequately deal with the problem? There is another issue. How do we inform people who, for instance, wish to lose weight and, rightly or wrongly, will rely on smoking as a means of quelling their appetite at particular times of the day? They may be right or wrong. What other product that is medically safe can be offered to those people who, rightly or wrongly, believe smoking kills their appetite for food? Even though they know smoking is bad for them, they still have to resort to it because they wish to control their weight.


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