Aiming for better and learning is in the DNA of our sport.

You see this on track all the time, and we’re applying this same philosophy off-track by making the fan experience smoke-free and by supporting other efforts to end smoking faster.

What does smoke-free mean?

Its most literal meaning is the absence of smoke. In our case, it mainly means that by establishing dedicated smoking zones at our events, we’re making the rest of the fan experience smoke-free, creating an atmosphere where we all feel comfortable and ready to race.

As part of this trackside commitment, these dedicated zones will also help ensure that cigarette butts are disposed of appropriately. These zones, and this mindset, means we’re making a difference, together.

Making informed choices

Everyone knows that smoking is harmful and addictive. The very best thing is to never start smoking or using any tobacco or nicotine products and for those who do, to quit altogether.

Some do this on their own, some with the support of friends and family, some seek professional counselling, some use cessation aids, and many countries offer stop smoking services. Some of the people working at the MotoGP paddock had made the right choice. See how below.

But many will continue to smoke. Advances in technology have enabled the development of alternatives that avoid combustion for this adult smoker population to consider if they don’t quit altogether. While not-risk free, these alternatives could play an important role alongside other efforts to address the global problem of smoking.

Test your knowledge with our smoke-free quiz
How much do you know about smoking habbits?

*For adults only (18 years and above)

Q1: Approximately how many people smoke around the world today?
Q2: What does the term smoke-free typically mean?
Q3: What is the primary cause of smoking related diseases?
Q4: How many harmful chemicals can be found in cigarette smoke?
Q5: For a smoker, what is the best option to reduce the risk of harm associated with smoking?

The finish line is in sight

Positive change starts with having the right information. The more we arm ourselves with the facts, the quicker we can reach the smoke-free finish line, together.

Evolving towards a smoke-free era is a Racing Together initiative, launched in 2022, and supported by our partner Philip Morris International.

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