It’s hard for this sports fan to believe that it’s already time for football, but this week marks the beginning of pre-season games. The 2018 National Football League (NFL) regular season will begin on September 6, and end on December 30.
Fans love to experience the excitement of their favorite team at the stadium. One way to make the environment more enjoyable and the air cleaner is for the stadium to be a smokefree facility – whether it is an indoor stadium or an outdoor venue. Secondhand tobacco smoke, even in outdoor stadiums, exposes nonsmokers who are sitting in proximity to someone who is smoking.
Thankfully, many NFL stadiums are smokefree – check out the ANR Foundation’s recently updated Smoking Policies at NFL Stadiums list to see if your favorite team has a smokefree policy.
Of the 32 National Football League Stadiums, 22 prohibit smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, anywhere inside the stadium. Another four stadiums prohibit smoking, but not the use of electronic cigarettes, anywhere inside the stadium.
If your stadium is smokefree and e-cigarette free, be sure to thank them either online via Trip Advisor, Yelp, or the team’s Facebook page, or in person the next time you go to a game. If not, you can comment on these social media sites that you would prefer the stadium to be a smokefree environment, or send the team an email to ask them to adopt a smokefree policy. There are negative health effects associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, even in outdoor spaces.
While you’re checking out the NFL list, please take a moment to view the many other lists and maps we have available at our website!