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I have recently had some correspondence with the anti-smoking group ASH looking for the AA to support a ban on smoking in cars. It is an interesting debate and not just for obvious reasons.
Widespread inequalities mean that many young people in the WHO European Region and North America are not as healthy as they could be, according to a new report on the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, published yesterday (Wednesday, 2 May) by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The HBSC Ireland study is based in the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway.
The issue of smoking outside public hospitals in Galway was raised at the Health Forum West meeting this month once more by chairman, Padraig Conneely, who stated there were problems for smokers wanting to have a cigarette since the ban was introduced last month.
Men can learn more about making lifestyle changes which will benefit their health at a free information evening at the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry on Monday at 7pm.
A new survey, carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway, has found that the number of children going to school or bed hungry has increased to 21 per cent of the more than 16,000 children surveyed, compared to 17 per cent in 2006.
Athlone’s position as the greatest urban centre in the nation with a heroin problem outside Dublin was confirmed this week with the news that there are 68 people on methadone treatment in the town, according to a reply given to a county councillor at the most recent HSE Mid-Leinster forum on September 21. Across the rest of the county, there are just 49 receiving such treatment from community GPs.
Knock Counselling Service is running a series of drug and alcohol awareness programmes this month in response to growing community concern in relation to substance use.
A local councillor has asked the town council to make their policy on smoking in the town park clearer.
A Waterford court has awarded costs against a county Kilkenny premises following a breach of the smoking ban in a case taken by the HSE.
At an event in the Croke Park Conference Centre this week, Minister Aine Brady, newly appointed Minister of State for Older People and Health Promotion, awarded a first place prize to winning students Emma Horan, Sinead Mangan, and Roisin McEvoy and second place prize to student Khansa Akhtar, all from St Angela’s National School, Castlebar, at the inaugural Irish Cancer Society competition.