FIFA World Cup 2022: Is Smoking Allowed inside the stadium?

Is Smoking Allowed inside the stadium? – Now that the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to start in the next few days, many fans have booked tickets for these matches. The first match of the FIFA World Cup will be played on 21st November and the final will be played on 18th December 2022. 

One of our readers asked us on our contact us page: Is smoking allowed inside the stadium during FIFA World Cup 2022 matches? Well, we found it an interesting topic as It is a custom ritual for many football fans to enjoy football matches with alcohol or tobacco products. 

If you are a smoker and traveling to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup, this article is for you. You must need to read this before anything wrong happens to you and your memorable experience transforms into one to forget.

Is Smoking Allowed inside the stadium?
Is Smoking Allowed inside the stadium?

FIFA World Cup 2022: Is Smoking Allowed inside the stadium?

Everyone remembers the 2018 scene during Argentina vs Iceland match. The Argentinian legend Diego Maradona was caught on camera smoking a cigar. After this, the clip got viral and controversies happened. 

The image is still fresh in everyone’s mind and many have asked if smoking is allowed inside the stadium during the FIFA World Cup match. 

Well, I would like to confirm that Smoking is not allowed inside the stadium. FIFA clearly says that smoking or any type of smoking device (e-smoking or vaping) is not allowed. 

FIFA has clearly mentioned on their official website:  

Smoking, vaping or the use of any other tobacco product or electronic smoking (e-smoking) device, lighters and matches is not permitted within the stadium, including both the inner and outer perimeters.

We would also like to ask all our readers to read our article on Things not to carry into the stadium during the matches. 

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