The President of Athletics Ireland, Georgina Drumm, CEO, Hamish Adams, and National Children’s Officer, Kieron Stout have signed the charter for Tobacco-Free Sport as part of Athletics Ireland commitment to the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland programme.
The main aim of the Tobacco Free Ireland Programme is to take responsibility for and systematically drive policy priorities in the area of tobacco control across the HSE.
Athletics Ireland has committed to creating Tobacco-Free Sport at its Championships and National events to help improve health and wellbeing and by playing its part in the achievement of a reduction in smoking prevalence to less than 5% of the population by 2025. This will be achieved by branding and messaging National events and by promoting the no-smoking helpline QUIT (W: www.quit.ie/PH: 1800 201 203) to members and through interactive education initiatives with children, young people and sports leaders.
Kieron Stout, National Children’s Officer, commented on today’s announcement “Athletics Ireland is looking forward to working in partnership with the HSE on this important health initiative, particularly in respect to children and young people”.
For more information on the Charter go to www.athleticsireland.ie