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Red Devils and the fans blow the call for a non-smoking generation

Fanclub 1895 organizes after the friendly on Saturday between Belgium and Portugal, in the King baudouin stadium, a bellenblaasactie with the supporters. Do the official supportersclub of the Red Devils and the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) in the framework of the recently launched campaign, ‘Generation Throughout ” of the Foundation against Cancer.

Fifty organisations, including various sports clubs and so also the belgian football association and 1895, signed Monday a charter. The ambitious goal: every child from 2019 is born, keep away from the cigarette. They want a non-smoking generation create.

Since January 2017 may no longer be smoked in competitions organized by the royal belgian football association. From a survey conducted in February by over 2,000 supporters was taken, shows that nearly 90 per cent in favour of the smoking ban. The protection against passive smoking and prevention for children and young people as the most important reasons cited. However, it appears that more than 80 percent of the fans still fellow supporters saw smoke in the stadiums. “So there is still work to be done”, the belgian football association.

According to the initiators of the project is the support among the population for their offspring throughout to let them grow up by the way very large. Less than 95 percent of Belgians behind the right of children to non-smoking to grow, according to an online survey from march of this year in 3,500 compatriots by the Foundation against Cancer.

The commitment for the campaign ‘Generation Throughout’ in the spotlight, the belgian football association and 1895 Saturday in the oefenmatch against Portugal bellenblazers give out to supporters. Red Devils Koen Casteels, Adnan Januzaj and Dries Mertens gave in a mediaboodschap already a good example. “I blow’d rather call than smoke. Think of the young supporters and do not smoke in the King baudouin stadium”, was the call.

Thursday took on World no Tobacco day here and there in a playful action. Except for the Red Devils blew a lot of well-known Flemish people call with children at various schools to support the campaign.

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