Venues at this year's European Games in Minsk will be smoke-free zones, it has been announced.
Olga Bartman, the head of the public health department at the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, confirmed the move to BelTA.
Rules will apply inside and outside the competition venues themselves, as well as at accommodation in the Belarus capital.
"We are planning to restrict smoking at the sports venues hosting the competitions and also near the hotels accommodating guests and participants of the Games," said Bartman.
Minsk will host the second edition of the European Games between June 21 and June 30 after the inaugural event in Baku in Azerbaijan in 2015.
A total of 15 sports are due to be held at Minsk 2019 in all, with more than 4,000 athletes scheduled to compete.
Earlier this month, organisers said that all sport facilities for the Games had been completed and are ready.
Twelve venues are set to be used during the Games in all, including the refurbished Dinamo Stadium which will serve as the centrepiece and hold ceremonies and athletics.