breathe healthy

breathe healthy

DCU is actively working to become smoke free. 

  • 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease
  • Smoking rates are highest (56%) amongst women aged 18-29 years from poor communities, compared to 28% of young women from higher social classes
  • Most smokers (83%) regret that they ever started smoking and would not smoke if they had the choice again
  • Smoking takes 10 to 15 quality years off your life
  • Every 6.5 seconds someone in the world dies from tobacco use = 1.5 million people dying needlessly each year
  • Every cigarette a person smokes reduces his/her life by five and a half minutes
  • In Ireland, smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death. Nearly 5,500 people die in Ireland each year from the effects of smoking and thousands of others are ill because of smoking-related diseases

Breathe Healthy