Not Around Us

Not Around Us is about promoting an environment where it is easier for those who smoke to quit and stay quit and to help de-normalise smoking for the next generation. Not Around Us is another step Towards a Tobacco Free Limerick.

Tobacco Free Limerick poster

Limerick City and County Council is leading this initiative in partnership with a range of stakeholders - HSE, Limerick Local Community Development Committee, Limerick Comhairle na nÓg, Limerick Children and Young People’s Services Committee, Limerick Childcare Committee, Healthy Ireland and ASH Ireland, Council of the Irish Heart Foundation.

Towards a Tobacco Free Limerick

Towards a Tobacco Free Limerick is about supporting the national Tobacco Free Ireland policy and action plan in partnership with local communities across Limerick city and county.

About Not Around Us


The purpose of Not Around Us

  • Helping to protect children and young people from second-hand smoke exposure
  • Contributing to the de-normalisation of smoking for children and young people
  • Reducing the environmental nuisance, cost of cleaning and damage that discarded tobacco products create 
  • Signposting to HSE Quit services


Overview of Not Around Us

Not Around Us is funded by Healthy Ireland and the HSE.

Not Around Us involves the:

  • Creation of a new brand, Not Around Us
  • Design and production of signage for use in outdoor places and spaces where children and young people are likely to be
  • Launch of Not Around Us the same week as World No Tobacco Day 2019
  • The signage made available to interested early years services and not-for-profit groups and organisations across Limerick city and county. Signage upgraded in Limerick City and County Council managed playgrounds.
  • Not Around Us graphics and resources made available for download from Limerick.ie
  • Ongoing communications


How to Get Involved

Not Around Us signage is available free of charge to early years services and not-for-profit groups/organisations in Limerick. To get involved simply complete an expression of interest form and email to healthy.limerick@limerick.ie. The form can be downloaded from the supporting documents at the end of the page.

The professionally designed and manufactured permanent signage is for use in outdoor places and spaces where children and young people are likely to be.
Temporary external signage is available for use at events where there are dedicated places for children or young people.

Not Around Us artwork is available to download from the supporting documents below.


Participating Locations

For a location map of your nearest participating premises please click here.

Tobacco Free Limerick Not Around Us
Tobacco Free Limerick logo

Useful Links and Publications

All businesses, organisations and community groups in Limerick are encouraged to make their staff, volunteers and service users aware of the HSE’s Quit services.
Freephone the Quitline on 1800 201303 or visit Quit.ie.


Partners

Not Around Us Partners

Contact Us

Mo Foley Walsh, Healthy Limerick Coordinator
Urban and Rural Community Development
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant's Quay
Limerick V94 EH90

Phone: +353 61 557372 / 087 9915873

Email: mo.foleywalsh@limerick.ie

Twitter: @healthylimerick

This service is provided by

Urban and Rural Community Development Department

Phone +353 61 556000
Location
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90