Should colleges ban smoking on campus?

Students of University College Dublin recently voted in a UCDSU referendum to ban smoking on campus. Although the ban is not in place yet, it looks likely to come into force in the coming years. Could this be the start of a trend among Irish colleges?

If Health Minister James Riley’s new ‘Tobacco Free Ireland’ document is anything to go by, the answer could be yes.

The document includes recommendations to encourage a ban on smoking on the grounds of primary schools, secondary schools, child care facilities, health care facilities and third level campuses.

The City asks students how they would feel is smoking was banned on their campus:

Report: Saoirse Ivory

Video Editing: Greg Synnott

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