Tobacco Free Stadia Guidance

Why Tobacco-free Policy?

Sports clubs and sports facilities have a lot to gain from adopting and enforcing and tobacco-free policy prohibiting the use, sale and promotion of any type of tobacco product within a stadium environment

A well enforced tobacco control policy protects fans, staff, players and guests from the acute health hazards of exposure to second-hand smoke, as well as guarding against potential fire hazards, lowering cleaning costs and de-normalising any remaining association between sport and tobacco.

Although the benefits of a tobacco-free stadium policy are now well acknowledged, many clubs and stadium operators are disempowered by a lack of robust national legislation preventing smoking in enclosed and semi-enclosed spaces.

However, even in counties with weaker tobacco control laws that do not apply to stadium setting, stadium operators have the right to go beyond legislation by integrating a strict smoke-free or tobacco-free policy into a stadium’s ground regulations.

Guidance Documents

To assist clubs and stadium operators in the development of a tobacco control policy we have developed Tobacco-Free Stadia Guidance available to download for free:

Tobacco Free Stadia Guidance – Main Guide (ENG, FRA, GER, RUS)

Download Healthy Stadia Tobacco Free Stadia Guidance - Main Guide PDF
Download Healthy Stadia Tobacco-Free Stadia Main Guide French 2017 PDF
Download Healthy Stadia Tobacco Free Stadia Main Guide German 2017 PDF
Download Healthy Stadia Tobacco-Free Stadia Main Guide Russian 2017 PDF

Short Guide

In addition, we have also developed a Tobacco-Free Stadia Short Guide which is aimed at executive level decision makers, and is available for download in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language.

Download Healthy Stadia - Tobacco Free Stadia Short Guide PDF
Download Healthy Stadia - Richtlinien fuer Tabakfreiheit im Stadion Kurzleitfaden PDF
Download Healthy Stadia - Linee Guida Stadi Anti-Tabacco- Guida Breve PDF
Download Healthy Stadia - Directives sur les stades sans tabac - Guide succinct PDF
Download Healthy Stadia - Guia Breve para la eliminacion del tabaco en los estadios PDF

Enforcement Training

We have also developed a simple Enforcement Training Module to help train frontline staff such as stewards, security personnel and volunteers as part of an integrated enforcement plan.

Download Tobacco Free Stadia Enforcement Training Module PDF

Case Studies

A hugely successful Tobacco-Free Policy was implemented at UEFA EURO 2016 in France – a country with relatively weak tobacco control laws. Click the link below to download the case study:

Download EURO 2016 Case Study v3 ENG PDF

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