Published by the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme in May 2018 (here)
• Trying or using an e-cigarette is rare among those who never smoked (1% and 0% respectively).
• The types of aids/supports used by people who smoke when they quit in 2015. The main aids/supports were willpower only (1) and e-cigarettes (2).
• Assuming current trend continues, and all other factors remain constant, Ireland can expect to be tobacco free (population prevalence of tobacco use less than 5%) by 2052.
• More of the same may not be enough to affect the step change required to move to the end game. The State should continue to scan the horizon to understand and determine policy on the role of e-cigarettes and other new technologies and opportunities for the tobacco end game in Ireland.