Students and Staff ‘Toss the Habit’ on Day 1 of Smoke Less Campus


IT Carlow Smoke Less campaignInstitute of Technology Carlow officially launched its Smoke Less Campus yesterday with a series of fun events to celebrate the ban on smoking at all main outdoor thoroughfares.

An on-campus broadcast by Beat102103FM led the events that took place as the policy came into effect to coincide with National No Smoking Day. Students and staff had the opportunity to engage in ‘no-smoking’ activities such as the ‘Toss the Habit’ ring toss and selfie competitions with prizes allocated to the winners.  The fun events took place from 1pm-4pm on the main campus with staff, students and special guest, President of Ash Ireland, Dr. Patrick Doorely, in attendance.

Fresh flowers and plants on outdoor litter bins, along with balloons and posters, provided plenty of colour as the health-led initiative got underway. The Institute of Technology Carlow’s nurse and medical centre were also on hand to inform students about smoking, accommodate students with packs to help quit smoking and to provide Smokerlyzer carbon monoxide breath test monitors.

Institute of Technology Carlow’s Students’ Union president, Lorna Fitzpatrick, described a ‘healthier campus for all students, moving forward’.

For reference: Ashleigh Mulhall, Communications Dept., IT Carlow.
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