‘I Can’t See How They’d Enforce A Smoking Ban’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Barry Murphy, UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) Acting President, has expressed doubt over the feasibility of UCD’s Smoke-Free Campus Policy. Murphy explained that ‘our view on it is that students should be allowed to smoke wherever they want to, as long as it’s away from certain entrances …'” (more)

[College Tribune, 15 November]

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Should DCU follow suit and become a smoke free campus like UL or is this unfair?

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick announced that it is becoming a smoke-free campus with the purpose of protecting ’employees, students and visitors from exposure to secondhand smoke’. With UCD and Trinity College looking into doing the same, this seems to be a popular path many Irish campuses are taking …” (more)

[Emily Sheehan, College View, 27 September]

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University of Limerick students fuming over smoke ban

Posted in Governance and administration on September 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The students’ union at the University of Limerick has said that the move to become a smoke-free campus was by the president’s office and that it has had ‘little control over the rollout of the initiative’. The announcement by UL president Dr Desmond Fitzgerald has provoked anger in some quarters that it plans to implement smoke-free and vape-free zones …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 4 September]

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University of Limerick president to introduce ‘no smoking zones’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is moving towards having a ‘No-Smoking’ campus, its president Dr Des Fitzgerald has announced. Dr Fitzgerald said there will be designated smoke-free areas all around the campus in the coming months, with some being introduced next month …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 28 August]

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Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Smoke-free third level campuses will soon be the norm across the country, it was claimed yesterday. Anti-tobacco group ASH Ireland organised a seminar at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin today to explore ways of expanding the country’s smoke-free sector …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 9 November]

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NUI Galway becomes Ireland’s First Partially Smoke-free University

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has introduced two smoke-free zones on campus. The new smoke-free zones are centred around two designated smoking shelters in the north and south campus, and cover some of the most popular buildings on campus, including the James Hardiman Library, the Arts Millennium Building, the Engineering Building, Áras Moyola and the Cairnes Building …” (more)

[NUI Galway, 20 January]

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Athlone IT becomes the first college to ban smoking of all tobacco products on its campus grounds

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Smoking may be banned in the majority of public places across the country, it however has never been banned on college campuses until now as Athlone Institute of Technology has become the first third-level institution in the country to completely ban the smoking of all tobacco products on their campus …” (more)

[Christopher O’Brien, TheLiberal.ie, 27 July]

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News Analysis: UCD introduces first stage of campus wide smoking ban

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2014 by steve

“Cian Carton takes a look at what the ban on the sale of tobacco products in UCD may have in store, along with an observation upon the referendum policy of UCD Students’ Union …” (more)

[University Observer, 19 September]

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UCD introduces smoking ban

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2014 by steve

“The first policy change in plans to make UCD a smoke-free campus are in force from today. The initiative, which was passed in a referendum held last October …” (more)

[Megan Fanning, University Observer, 1 September]

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Poll: Should all third-level campuses go ‘smoke-free’?

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2014 by steve

“University College Dublin (UCD) is aiming to go ‘smoke-free’, after students voted for sales of cigarettes and tobacco to be stubbed out on campus …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 30 August]

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UCD could go ‘smoke-free’ after ban on cigarette sales

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2014 by steve

“The country’s largest university is banning the sale of cigarettes and tobacco from Monday, in a step towards becoming a smoke-free campus …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 30 August]

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Colleges told to ban smoking on whole campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2014 by steve

“Universities and colleges should extend the indoor smoking ban to their entire grounds, an expert group has urged …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 24 March]

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DITSU survey results: cigarettes, alcohol, and exams

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2013 by steve

“Three quarters of DIT students would like a campus on which smoking is permitted only in designated areas, as opposed to a ‘totally smoke-free campus’, on current campuses and the future Grangegorman site …” (more)

[Al McConnell, The Edition, 19 December]

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UCD votes to go smoke-free: will DIT?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2013 by steve

“UCD students have voted in favour of making the Belfield campus smoke-free. The result means that the UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) will support an initiative proposed by UCD’s Health Promotion Committee to ban smoking on college grounds …” (more)

[Eoghan McNeill, The Edition, 18 October]

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UCD students vote for smoke-free campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2013 by steve

“Cigarette breaks by the Belfield lake are one step closer to ending at University College Dublin where students have voted in favour of a smoke-free campus …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 3 October]

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Tobacco Free Trinity Proposal Gathers Momentum

Posted in Governance and administration on October 2nd, 2013 by steve

“The proposal to ban tobacco smoking from Trinity and all its campuses across Dublin is pushing ahead and is beginning to gather momentum …” (more)

[Finn Keyes, University Times, 2 October]

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UCD and Trinity bidding to stub out campus smoking

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland’s two biggest universities are considering plans to become completely smoke-free – in line with a growing international trend …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 30 September]

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Academics up in smoke

Posted in Life on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“I should start this post by declaring that I have never been a smoker. When in my youth all around me were smoking, I somehow avoided it. I tried it of course, it just didn’t do anything for me …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 May]

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