Another phase in the fight against smoking sees the introduction of stricter advertising regulations.
While Government slogans have appeared on cigarette boxes in Ireland for the past seven years, new regulations will mean tougher warnings for smokers. The health warnings will be prominently displayed on the front of the packs.
The new regulations will also see the introduction of stricter controls on advertising with a requirement that 15% of the advert to be given over to health warnings. The warnings will also appear on cigars and pipe tobacco for the first time.
In future the advertisements won't be allowed to indicate that cigarettes give pleasure or satisfaction.
There will also be restrictions on tobacco sponsorship of cultural and sporting events.
An RTÉ News report by George Devlin broadcast on 17 January 1986.