Trinity becomes a tobacco free campus on National No Smoking Day

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin became a tobacco free campus on National No Smoking Day, 6 March. The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne marked this milestone with the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, Students’ Union Sports Officer, Darragh Flood and Healthy Trinity Ambassador, Nuria de Cos Lara by hitting a cigarette-shaped piñata hanging from a tree in Front Square …” (more)

[Trinity College, 6 March]

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Trinity College Dublin stubs out outdoor smoking on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will officially become a tobacco-free campus on Wednesday, National No Smoking Day, almost three years after creating tobacco-free zones on its campus. After initial resistance from the TCD Students’ Union, the momentum to make the campus tobacco-free grew with student support …” (more)

[Sylvia Thompson, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Students Had Five Years to Mobilise Against A Smoke-Free Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“At long last, Tobacco Free Trinity has finally achieved its goal. Trinity is now a smoke-free campus, after years of planning and debate and in spite of the rancour of some students. After initially coming out against it, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) eventually softened its position and then decided it’d be better off having no stance at all …” (more)

[University Times, 17 December]

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Trinity to Become a Smoke-Free Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The College Board today approved the introduction of a smoke-free campus, after a successful two-year pilot, years of campaigning and a Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) vote this year that showed students were overwhelmingly in favour of the move. There are now just three smoking zones on campus …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 12 December]

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Healthy UCD is a trick of smoke and sugars

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“In 2014, the first step of UCD’s smoke free campus was rolled out, with the banning of the sale of cigarettes on campus. Since 2015, the University has been announcing further steps in this policy, with maps showing which areas are smoke free. In reality only the first of these rules is known by the majority of smokers, which is the prohibition of smoking within 10 meters of the entrance of a building …” (more)

[Nathan Young, University Observer, 31 October]

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Students Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Smoke-Free Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“More than 70% of students voted today in favour of a set of proposals designed to make Trinity tobacco free. The result of the plebiscite will not be binding but will inform Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union’s (TCDSU) policy on the matter …” (more)

[Aoife Kearins, University Times, 21 September]

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A Tobacco-Free Campus is Inevitable

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Standing in the silence of Front Square, smoking a cigarette and looking out over the moonlit campanile: a hedonistic act of the highest order. It’s easy to imagine that Wilde himself might have been lighting one up right here on campus when he famously wrote that a cigarette is ‘the perfect type of a perfect pleasure’ …” (more)

[Ciannait Khan, University Times, 14 September]

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Our Campus Could Be Going Smoke Free, and Neither Union Has a Stance

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2018 by steve

“Five years after its inception, Tobacco Free Trinity returned to the headlines this week, with the College seeking to expand smoke-free zones on campus. Though discussion on the matter has been delayed until next month’s meeting of the College Board, Trinity’s students’ unions won’t be able to avoid confronting their own position on it for much longer …” (more)

[University Times, 1 July]

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Trinity to Consider Expansion of Smoke-Free Zones

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Following contention among students, Tobacco Free Trinity will recommend expanding smoke free zones at a meeting of the College Board next week, with a proposal to run further education campaigns across campus. The committee’s latest report, seen by The University Times, also recommends encouraging visitors to stop smoking …” (more)

[Jack Synnott, Irish Times, 23 June]

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University of Limerick to ban smoking and vaping across all campuses

Posted in Governance and administration on May 31st, 2018 by steve

“Smoking and vaping anywhere on the University of Limerick campus will be banned from Friday June 1, the University has announced today. This ban applies to all University campuses and includes the use of all electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars and electronic pipes, whether they deliver a nicotine dose or not …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 29 May]

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IT Carlow gets one step closer to having smoke-free campus today

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“IT Carlow takes one big step towards becoming a smoke-free campus today. From today smoking will be banned from all the main outdoor areas …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR 96 FM, 15 February]

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Carlow IT is banning smoking from all main outdoor areas

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Institute of Technology Carlow is banning smoking from all its main outdoor areas. From next month, lighting up will be restricted to three designated shelters across the campus to create a smoke-free environment …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 February]

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Smoke-Free Zones a Success, Says Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“… The introduction of no-smoking zones in Trinity has been heralded as a success by members of the Tobacco Free Trinity Committee. The committee’s latest report, seen by The University Times, cites an average 81% decrease in smoking in the areas now categorised as smoke-free zones …” (more)

[Aaron Finnegan, Univiersity Times, 21 November]

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‘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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