Journal article

Smoking and impairment of performance.

D Hill, I Larcombe, JG Refshauge

Med J Aust | Published : 1978

Abstract

We can now state confidently that smoking has a number of consistent, direct effects which undermine physical fitness and the benefits of training. Smoking may also impair some of the perceptual and motor skills utilized in many sports and occupations. These facts raise issues not only for performers in sport but also for those people involved in sports medicine, coaching, and administration. In particular, collaboration in the promotion of cigarettes by the acceptance of sponsorship from tobacco companies is inconsistent with the implicit ideals of sporting organizations.