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What do we know about Tobacco in Trinity?

Tobacco Free Zones: Did they work?

Yes! Tobacco Free Zones were piloted from July 2016 to March 2019. During the firt two years of the pilot there was an 83% reduction in smoking in them. A report on two year of tobacco free zones from 2016/2018 is here and from the first year of the zones from 2016/2017 is here.

We're grateful to those who respect the the Tobacco Free Zones policy. It means a cleaner campus and fresh air for all.



How many undergraduates in Trinity smoke?

Smoking rates are low

Research published in 2017 shows that only 7% are daily smokers and 12% are occasional smokers. 

Support Non-Smokers

Over half of those who smoke, plan to stop in the next six months and rates of smoking are much lower in Trinity than they are amongst young people in the rest of Ireland.  

Fresh Air for All

Nearly half of those who responded say they’ve been affected by second hand smoke at buildings.

How Did Your School/Faculty Do?

This survey was done by Trinity researchers from the Institute of Population Health.  840 students, either junior freshman or junior sophister, from the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery and Psychology and the Faculty of Engineering, Maths and Science completed the survey in October 2013.  The chart above shows smoking rates for each of the schools.

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