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Secondhand Smoke

Costa Rican stadium wins first annual global smoke-free award

The Estadio José Rafael "Fello" Meza Ivancovich in Costa Rica is the first winner of the Global Smokefree Stadia Award.

The award was announced on 7 March by The Global Smokefree Partnership. Its goal is to reward stadia worldwide that take steps to protect athletes, fans and workers from second-hand smoke.

Estadio José Rafael "Fello" Meza Ivancovich was the first stadium in Costa Rica and the entire Latin American Region to be declared smoke-free. This happened years before the national government adopted smoke-free legislation.

TC advocates raise industry alarm in Tanzania

Article 9 and 10

As Parties to the global tobacco treaty prepare for their biennial meeting in Uruguay, Tanzanian tobacco control advocates are raising the alarm against tobacco multinationals’ tactics to hinder the adoption of effective guidelines on Article 9 and 10 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

100% smoke-free Spain urged

Article 8.1

A coalition of national and international tobacco control and public health experts recently called on the Spanish government to make all enclosed spaces 100 per cent smoke-free.