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Miljontals rökare ger sig in i matchen när Europeiska Kommissionen och FC Barcelona lanserar "Quit Smoking With Barça" ("sluta röka med barça")

BARCELONA, December 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

− Banbrytande kampanj fokuserar på fördelarna med att bli en ex-rökare

− Rökare får personlig rådgivning från fotbollsstjärnorna i Barça

Från och med i dag kommer rökare över hela Europa kunna "sluta röka med Barça" då ett unikt folkhälsoprogram lanseras.

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121201/580157 )

Kampanjen, ett gemensamt initiativ från Europeiska kommissionen och FC Barcelona, använder ett unikt, evidensbaserat tillvägagångssätt för att hjälpa dem som älskar livet, Barça och fotboll att sluta röka för gott.

"Quit Smoking with Barça" är det senaste inslaget i Europeiska kommissionens framgångsrika kampanj "Ex-rökare är ostoppbara", som har körts i EU:s 27 medlemsländer under de senaste två åren. "Quit Smoking with Barça" (quitsmokingwithbarca.eu) drivs av "FCB iCoach" en gratis online-resurs och mobilapp som ger skräddarsydd vägledning och stöd direkt från Barcas spelare, tränare och personal.

Baserat på framgångarna med "Ex-rökare är ostoppbara" (exsmokers.eu) och med stöd från miljontals Barça-supportrar, kan detta unika partnerskap mellan en idrottsinstitution och den Europeiska kommissionen hjälpa många fler av Europas 140 miljoner rökare att sluta röka för gott.

Kampanjen "Quit Smoking with Barça" är uppbyggd kring FCB iCoach - ett coachningsprogram för personlig hälsa. När en rökare anmäler sig, fyller han eller hon i ett kort frågeformulär. Baserat på svaren får personen skräddarsydda tips, information och motivation direkt från Barcas spelare, tränare och personal. Klubbens fyra kaptener, Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta, Victor Valdes och Xavi är några av dem som erbjuder råd, liksom presidenten Sandro Rosell, tränaren Tito Villanova, Guilermo Amor och andra klubbexperter.

Vid en presskonferens på Camp Nou inför Barças match i La Liga mot Athletic Bilbao, uppmanade FC Barcelonas president Rosell fotbollssupportrar över hela Europa att engagera sig: "Barça har världens bästa supportrar, och vi vill ta hand om dem. Vårt motto "Més que un club" innebär att vi arbetar för en livssyn som bör synas i allt vi gör. Vi agerar alltid med en social medvetenhet och ytterligare ett sätt för oss att göra detta är att stå sida vid sida med den Europeiska kommissionen då vi lanserar "Quit Smoking with Barça". Att göra våra anläggningar och vår arena rökfria var en viktig milstolpe och den nästa är i dag - lanseringen av FCB iCoach. När du anmäler dig till FCB iCoach kommer hela klubben hjälpa dig på varje steg på vägen och ge dig expertkunskaper i din kamp att sluta röka för gott. Vi vill att alla rökare ska överväga att sluta. Om du kan åta dig att försöka, kan vi åta oss att stå vid din sida på varje steg av vägen på din resa till ett rökfritt liv. Det har aldrig funnits en bättre tid att sluta än nu".

En viktig orsak till att Europeiska kommissionen och Barça samarbetar är deras gemensamma engagemang för att skydda människors hälsa, säger generaldirektören för hälso- och konsumentfrågor i EU-kommissionen, Paola Testori Coggi: "Jag är stolt över att vara här i dag och tillkännage nästa fas i Europeiska kommissionens målsättning att skapa ett rökfritt Europa. Jag är glad över att framgången för vår prisbelönta kampanj "Ex- rökare är ostoppbara" har lett till ett samarbete med en så prestigefylld institution inom idrottsvärlden. Nästan 300 000 européer försöker för närvarande sluta röka med iCoach. Vi hoppas att de erfarenheter, verktyg och lärdomar som samlats in från vår omfattande erfarenhet av anti-tobaksinitiativ, i kombination med Barças status kan inspirera ännu fler människor till att leva ett rökfritt liv."

Stöd från supportrar

För att markera lanseringen av kampanjen har en grupp med 11 Barça-supportrar från olika EU-länder valts ut att bli de första människorna från deras länder att anmäla sig till FCB iCoach. De 11 supportrarna av kampanjen "Quit Smoking with Barça" kommer i kväll att vara hedersgäster på matchen mellan Barça och Bilbao. Där kommer de bära in en kampanjflagga på planen samtidigt som en video spelas upp i arenan för att uppmuntra rökarna på Nou Camp att ansluta sig till kampanjen.

Michael från (town and country) var stolt över att vara en av de första Barça-supportrarna som anmälde sig till FCB iCoach och sade: "Det har varit så spännande och så inspirerande att vara en del av den här kampanjen. Jag älskar Barça, så det är en stor ära att vara här i dag som ambassadör för den här kampanjen och för mitt land. Att sluta röka är en av de svåraste sakerna man kan göra, och jag har provat många gånger utan att lyckas. Jag hoppas att jag kan lyckas med att göra det för gott den här gången. Det kan verkligen göra en stor skillnad för mig att få stöd av mina hjältar för att nå min dröm om ett rökfritt liv."


För mer information om kampanjen "Quit Smoking with Barça" och FCB iCoach, besök http://www.quitsmokingwithbarca.eu

Ytterligare information:
Kampanjen "Quit Smoking with Barça"
http://www.quitsmokingwithbarca.eu/sv
Kampanjen "Ex-rökare är ostoppbara"
http://www.exsmokers.eu/sv-sv
FC Barcelonas officiella webbplats
http://www.fcbarcelona.com

Kampanjen "Quit Smoking with Barça" är ett gemensamt åtagande mellan FC Barcelona och Europeiska kommissionen om att ta ställning mot rökning och mot de närmare 700 000 dödsfall, som hade kunnat förhindras, som orsakas av tobak i Europa varje år. Kampanjen ska utnyttja kraften i Europeiska kommissionens kampanj "Ex-rökare är ostoppbara" och Barcelonas initiativ "Sense Fum" (utan rök) och uppmuntra och stötta alla 28 miljoner rökare i Europa i åldern 25-34 att bli av med ovanan och bli ostoppbara ex-rökare resten av livet (quitsmokingwithbarca.eu).

iCoach (http://www.exsmokers.eu)  är ett gratis och beprövat digitalt hälsoverktyg som redan hjälper närmare 300 000 personer i Europa i deras strävan att sluta röka för gott. iCoach finns från och med i dag tillgänglig som en app för både iPhone och Android (http://www.exsmokers.eu/mobile).


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