Smoking will be banned in the Camp Nou. The vast majority of the Assembly accepted the Board’s proposal to establish article 19.10 of the statutes in support of the campaign to forbid smoking in the Camp Nou. Supporters have already been encouraged not to smoke, but this rule has now been made an obligation and will be applied “gradually over two or three months”.

Health risks

The Director for the Medical and Performance Area, Jordi Monés, spoke about the damaging effects of tobacco use, saying “it is a serious problem both for people who smoke and for passive smokers … 9% of the world’s deaths are because of tobacco … one person dies in Catalonia every day because of it”.

Consolidated initiative

Monés said that the Board is sensitive to the issue through concern for “health, sport and respect.” He also said he would like this rule to be applied to stadia in other countries and for FIFA “to advocate smoke-free football”.

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