The Minister for Health has proposed legislation to Cabinet for a ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to under 18’s. It is estimated that about one in four 15-17 year olds in Ireland have tried e-cigarettes at least once.
The Centres for Disease Prevention and Control in the Use confirmed on October 20th 2019 that the number of vaping-related lung injury cases has risen close to 1,500 and the number of deaths linked to the use of the e-cigarettes has climbed to above 30. Cases have no been reported on 49 States.
More than 2,500 children and adolescents are currently on waiting lists for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Consultant Staff Shortage in CAMHS teams, and difficulty retaining staff remain major barriers to improving figures.