World Heart Day 2016

World Heart Day 2016

Following on from a successful Tobacco Free UEFA EURO 2016, World Heart Day 2016 had a special focus on smokefree stadia with a variety of tools to help national associations promote and implement smokefree policies at their national stadia toward the end of September and early October. National Associations provided various levels of support including:

  1. Communications support – supporting World Heart Day 2016 through news articles, social media and encouraging their players and ambassadors to perform a ‘healthy heart selfie’
  2. Promoting healthier football environments – developing and implementing a smokefree policy covering either a single stand or the whole stadium.


The number of UEFA Member Associations who took part in WHD 2016.


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