Public consultation on legislation in relation to the sale of tobacco products and non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes

This consultation is now closed.

We would like your views on legislation in relation to the sale of tobacco products and non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems (NMNDS), including e-cigarettes.  The details of the measures are set out in our consultation paper, read it here.

If you’d rather read a hard copy of the consultation paper and questionnaire, e-mail us at or write to us at:  Tobacco & NMNDS Consultation, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Unit, Department of Health, Hawkins House, Hawkins Street, Dublin 2.


The closing date for views was Friday, 16th January 2015.  The online survey was open until midnight on that day.  Responses postmarked the closing date were accepted.  We accepted hand-delivered responses up to close of business on that date.  Late or anonymous submissions are not accepted.

A consultation report will be prepared and we will publish this on our website.

All submissions received by the Department are subject to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and may be released in response to an FOI request. We publish responses to FOI requests online – click here for more.

Personally identifiable information supplied by an applicant to the Department of Health will be held in accordance with Data Protection Act 1988, and the Data Protection Amendment Act, 2003. The Department will  keep it only for explicit and legitimate purposes, process it only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given to the Department initially, keep it safe and secure, and retain it no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes.   Click here for more information on Data Protection and our Department.

If you have any queries, e-mail us at

Download our tobacco control policy, Tobacco Free Ireland here.
Download our strategy for getting people in Ireland, healthy, Healthy Ireland here.