The Irish health minister has published a plan to make the state "tobacco-free" by 2025.
Dr James Reilly has defined a "tobacco-free Ireland" as a state where less than 5% of the population smokes.
According to the latest figures, 22% of people aged 15 and over regularly smoke cigarettes in the Republic of Ireland.
The plan makes 60 recommendations to significantly reduce smoking over the next 12 years. Tobacco would still be available, but at an increased cost.
The recommendations also include the introduction of a ban on smoking in cars where children are present and new on-the-spot fines for breaches of smoking laws.