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28 Apr 2016 | News

The Royal College of Physicians (UK) recently published a report, ‘Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction’, on the science, public policy, regulation and ethics surrounding e-cigarettes and other non-tobacco sources of nicotine.

15 Mar 2016 | News

A new pan-European WHO survey of schoolchildren reveals that the proportion of 15-year-olds who first smoked at the age of 13 has fallen significantly since 2010. The report goes on, however, to warn that while 80% of respondents report generally high rates of life satisfaction, differences between genders and socioeconomic status are adversely affecting many young people's health, well-being and lifestyle choices at a critical stage in their development.

9 Mar 2016 | News

On Tuesday 08 March 2016 The Public Health Agency (PHA) launched three new research studies which aim to reduce suicide and parental alcohol misuse. The studies are part of the PHA’s Research and Development (R&D) Division’s commissioned programmes and were carried out by researchers in the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing at Ulster University and at Queen’s University Belfast.

3 Mar 2016 | News

On 4 February 2016, JA-CHRODIS held its 2nd General Assembly to which all Associated and Collaborating Partners of the Joint Action (including IPH) were invited. Partners heard how two mechanisms were needed in order to collect information on one hand, and implement the practices in every day work on the other

1 Mar 2016 | News

In February 2016, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted in favour of an amendment contained within the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (2015) to ban anyone from smoking in private vehicles (such as cars) carrying children. The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service published a paper relating to this amendment making reference to IPH work in this area.

29 Feb 2016 | News

On 9 March 2016 Northern Ireland’s health and social care sites go smoke free. From No Smoking Day on 9 March, health and social care facilities and grounds will transform to be smoke free, meaning that smoking will not be allowed on site by staff, patients or visitors. This major step by the health and social care system in Northern Ireland is leading the way, helping to change the culture and highlight where smoking is unacceptable.

29 Feb 2016 | News

Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton recently (11 February 2016) published the new research and development (R&D) strategy for the Health and Social Care (HSC) sector: Research for Better Health and Social Care (2016-2025).

29 Feb 2016 | News

A year long study of Irish third level students has found that 64% are highly active and are more active than the general population across comparable age groups. The Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI) of over 250,000 third level students was launched 25 February 2016 by Student Sport Ireland at its offices at the National Sports Campus.

29 Feb 2016 | News

The Public Health Agency and Partners will be hosting the fifth Public Health Annual Scientific Conference in June. The theme of the Conference will be “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It will focus on the economic case for prevention and the health benefits of public health interventions for our population. A call for abstracts is now open.

27 Jan 2016 | News

ROI Minister for Health launches first national maternity strategy (27 January 2016). The strategy is a roadmap for the improvement of maternity services over the next ten years. IPH developed the report on the consultation process for the strategy.