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Anti-smoking advocates calling for smoking ban at cricket World Cup

Anti-smoking advocates calling for smoking ban at cricket World Cup

A Barbadian health group is proposing that smoking be banned at all 12 venues for next year's cricket World Cup.
National Committee for Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency director Victor Roach said he's been lobbying tournament officials for more than a year for a complete smoking ban.
"It is clearly spelt out in the terms and conditions of that there will be designated smoking areas," Roach said Thursday. "(But) we are calling for the event to be totally smoke-free."
Advocates are also urging governments to enact legislation to prohibit smoking at the tournament.
Nine countries _ Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana _ will host the March 13-April 18 event.
About 100,000 fans are expected to attend the Caribbean's first staging of the World Cup.


Updated : 2021-03-03 05:12 GMT+08:00