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Junk food marketing complaints just tip of the iceberg

Of 26 complaints published in the latest ASAI bulletin almost a quarter represent junk food marketing

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Policy News   |   26th Nov 2019

Girls in Ireland less active than boys

A new global study has found that adolescents worldwide are not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity

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Policy News   |   22nd Nov 2019

Smoking rates down but more needed to tackle obesity

The 2019 Healthy Ireland Survey finds less smokers but 60 per cent of people are obese or overweight

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Policy News   |   20th Nov 2019

e-cigarettes damage the heart, brain and lungs

New study shows e-cigarettes can damage the heart

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Policy News   |   14th Nov 2019

Childhood Obesity it’s time for drastic action

The Irish Heart Foundation launches Childhood Obesity Manifesto

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Policy News   |   12th Nov 2019

Kids who live near junk food outlets more likely to be obese

A new US study has found that children that live nearer to junk food outlets more likely to be overweight or obese

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Policy News   |   5th Nov 2019

Air pollution a major cause of heart disease

Ireland’s first ever Climate Change Action Plan for Health has been published by the Department of Health and the HSE

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Policy News   |   4th Nov 2019

New legislation banning sale of e-cigs to children welcome

Irish Heart Foundation welcomes new legislation proposing ban of e-cigarettes to children

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Policy News   |   25th Oct 2019