Confederations Cup stadiums are free from tobacco smoke

Smoking is prohibited everywhere, except for specially equipped outdoor zones
16 June

The FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will create an environment free of tobacco smoke.

According to the requirements of the Russian legislation and the FIFA policy for football tournaments' need to be free from tobacco smoke, the use of tobacco products at the Confederations Cup stadiums is prohibited everywhere except specially equipped outdoor zones.

fans can check with volunteers or supervisors at the stadium regarding the location of outdoor smoking areas at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Kazan Arena and Spartak Stadium. The use of tobacco products at the territory of the Fisht Stadium will be prohibited in accordance with the law.

This decision is based on the established policy of the FIFA to combat tobacco use and its negative effects, which the organization began to implement back in 1986, when it announced that it would no longer use tobacco advertising.

In 2002, the World Cup, which was held in South Korea and Japan, was the first to ban smoking. Since then, all FIFA World Championships are held in a similar way.

Eight years later, the FIFA, the LOC and other interested parties approved the Code of Conduct at the stadiums - a set of rules and principles of conduct that are binding on stadium visitors and employees, including the ban on smoking at the stands and the adjacent territory.

In 2013-2014 years during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a smoke-free environment was created.