No Smoking Policy
The No Smoking regulations came into force with effect from 29 March 2004. Smoking is prohibited in all College buildings; including work vehicles for health and fire safety reasons. It is Mary Immaculate College policy to comply with all legal safety, health and welfare requirements as a minimum standard and with relevant guidelines as appropriate. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and vehicles in the ownership or use of the College.
The No Smoking Policy applies to all buildings, offices, the Library, lecture rooms, meeting rooms etc. The policy applies to all employees, students, contractors and visitors. The College shall take all reasonable steps to ensure a smoke free environment for all buildings, to ensure that statutory requirements are met.
The Buildings Department has installed suitable receptacles at all buildings entrances for cigarette butts. Smokers using receptacles are required to ensure that cigarette butts are properly disposed of. Smoking breaks are permitted only during designated breaks.
Advice on Smoking Cessation
Advice and assistance for smokers who would like to quit smoking is available from:
The Health Promotion Office (next to the medical centre), regular smoking cessation courses are organised at regular intervals. If you are interested in joining a smoking cessation course, Phone 204922 for details.
Further advice on smoking cessation is available from:
The Office of Tobacco Control www.ntco.ie
The HSE Website www.healthpromotion.ie
The National Quitline at 1850 201 203 or your local health board.