The President of the University of Limerick wants the Government to ban vaping on all university campuses.
UL is the only college in the country that has banned e-cigarettes.
UL President, Dr Des Fitzgerald, is a former Chief Executive of the Ireland East Hospital Group.
He claims vaping is a real health risk, suggesting that a complete ban at colleges should be introduced.
Dr Fitzgerald argued: "What I'm concerned about in particular... in the university we have a young population where the patterns of what they will do for the rest of their lives are being laid down.
"I don't want students coming into the institution who are not smoking or never [vaped]... and then leaving the university addicted to cigarettes and to vaping."
There have been significant efforts in Ireland and internationally to block children's access to flavoured vaping products.
However, opponents of e-cigarette bans suggest blanket restrictions also hurt adults trying to quit smoking traditional tobacco products.
Authorities in the US are currently investigating more than 500 cases - including seven deaths - of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes or vaping.
Most of the affected patients have reported using THC (a psychoactive component of the marijuana plant) products, while some have reported using only nicotine.
No specific product or substance has yet been linked to all cases.