21 Oct 2011

Blanket ban on smoking at Euro 2012

7:34 am on 21 October 2011

Smoking will be completely banned at stadiums during Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

European football's ruling body UEFA says it'll enforce a complete ban on the use, sale or promotion of tobacco in all stadia involved in next year's championships - both indoors and outdoors.

UEFA, which in contrast allows smoking at matches in the Champions League, says the policy was drawn up with the World Health Organisation, World Heart Federation and the European Healthy Stadia Network.