St. Paddy would be proud! The Irish Independent, reports that six to seven percent of Irish smokers have switched to electronic cigarettes, amounting to a total of 50,000 persons, numbers that are rapidly rising. Begorrah!
An Irish firm has created a new e-cig factory in Connemara, with support from a government-linked granting agency, Udaras na Gaeltachta. This would seem to bode well for the government’s intentions as it makes plans for local implementation of tobacco directives from the EU.
The factory’s production Director, Tony Geraghty, announced plans to export e-cigs all over Europe with guarantees of quality and full information about contents, as an alternative to Chinese-produced products. The factory has created 138 new jobs in the County Galway town.