DCU students don’t believe the change to cigarette packaging will make much of a difference to Irish smoking habits. Ireland isn’t the first country to implement unbranded cigarette packaging in order to deter people from smoking, following Australia, France and
UCD students have voted in favour of making their campus a smoke-free zone, however their Students’ Union Equality and Welfare Officer is not sure whether the ban can be implemented. Trinity College are said to be considering a similar move, as Laura Colgan reports.
World Cancer Day, on Monday February 4th, ironically coincided with the launch of graphic pictures depicting diseased lungs and mouths on Irish smoking packets. According to Cancer Research UK, smoking causes more than four in