Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup smoke-free - The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Thursday announced that the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup would be smoke-free.
In a statement on the association's website, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) said the decision was to ensure a healthy environment for fans in Brazil.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both the confederations cup billed to hold from June 15 to 30 and the world cup scheduled from June 12 to July 13, 2014, would hold in Brazil.
The statement quoted FIFA's Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke, as saying 'the decision to make Brazil 2013 and Brazil 2014 tobacco-free is a natural step in the history of our flagship events.
'FIFA and the LOC are once again proud following the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in this regard.
'FIFA recognises that tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are harmful and supports WHO's global efforts with a genuine interest in promoting health and securities'.