IPOH: The Perak Football Association (Pafa) plans to have a “stop smoking” symbol on its team’s jerseys for the new season in support of the government’s efforts in enforcing the smoking ban.

Pafa president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, who is also the Menteri Besar, said this would be announced soon at a ceremony to introduce the players.

“I’m making efforts to have the symbol placed on the jerseys of the state team, who will also be competing at the Asian level.

“It is an important message because it is good for our health,” he told reporters after launching the Tambun Parliament’s “Jom Sihat” programme at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chong Hwa in Kanthan Baru here yesterday.

Ahmad Faizal, who joined the students and residents to walk a thousand steps around Kampung Kanthan Baru, said the “stop smoking” symbol on the team’s jerseys was one the state government would conduct jointly with the Perak Health Department to spread the message. – Bernama