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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:28 am
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Big Yao was appointed an ambassador for the anti-smoking campaign in China by the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control.

Peng Liyuan, Vice President Xi Jinping's wife was also appointed as one of the ambassadors.

Actually there were a couple of sports/film industry figures who were previously and now re-appointed as Anti-Smoking Ambassadors: Ju Ping 鞠萍 (famous CCTV children program hostess)、Liu Xuan 刘璇 (2000 Olympic gold medallist in gymnastics), Pu Cunxin 濮存昕 (Chinese actor and China AIDS Ambassador), Yang Lan 杨澜 (famous TV talk show hostess and successful business woman), Jiang Kun 姜昆 (famous comedian) and Zhang Yining 张怡宁 (World and Olympic Champion in woman table-tennis).


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Yao Ming enlisted as China
anti-smoking ambassador


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:33 am
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The news from Xinhua News Agency

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http://english.people.com.cn/90001/9077 ... 81491.html

Yao Ming joins Chinese celebrities
to push anti-smoking campaign


21:46, October 12, 2009

Basketball superstar Yao Ming and famed soprano Peng Liyuan Monday became the new faces of China's anti-smoking campaign, which health officials said is still a tough task in the world's largest tobacco market.


Both Yao and Peng were not present at a meeting of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control (CATC) in Beijing, where their representatives received certificates from the association.

It is believed that they would appear in public service advertisements persuading the people not to smoke at public places or to give up the smoking habit.

Yao, the most successful Chinese NBA player, appeared in a 2006 advert asking the Chinese not to eat shark fin soup as part of a Wild Aid campaign to save the endangered fish from extinction. Peng Liyuan also joined a public awareness campaign against HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

"We hope the celebrities (like Yao Ming and Peng Liyuan) would inspire more people to join in anti-smoking activities. The public should be advised to lead a healthier life without the influence of tobacco use," said Xu Guihua, deputy director of the CATC.


It is estimated that about 350 million Chinese, or nearly 27 percent of the country's total population, are consumers of one third of tobacco products around the world.

Each year about one million Chinese die from lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases that can be directly linked to tobacco use, according to the CATC.

Passive smoking, commonly known as secondhand smoke, also put the health of additional 540 million Chinese under threat, partly due to weak enforcement of smoking ban in public places.

Vice health minister and CATC's director Huang Jiefu admitted that China had made "slow progress" in implementing the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which was endorsed by China and became effective in January 2006.

The most urgent task was to enforce a smoking ban at all indoor public places and workplaces by 2011 in line with the convention's requirement, Huang said.

But he said tobacco control would be a "long term and arduous" mission in China. In many places tobacco industry is encouraged as a major contributor of tax and revenue of local governments.


Between 2004 and 2008 the output of tobacco products across China rose 18.4 percent.

The CATC's anti-smoking campaign was previously supported by other Chinese celebrities including table tennis player and Olympic gold medalist Zhang Yining and actor Pu Cunxin. Pu also joined some 40 actors and actresses to launch a campaign to advocate smoking-free films.

Source:Xinhua


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:29 pm
raymond, perhaps you should think about gettin ur lazy 40 yr old virgin a$$ off the computer and go outside to get some fresh air.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:53 pm
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raymond, perhaps you should think about gettin ur lazy 40 yr old virgin a$$ off the computer and go outside to get some fresh air.


MYFOB !!! :twisted:

Wonder WHY you're still here. You should have been banned long time ago. TROLL !!! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:49 pm
i wonder why you still havent gotten laid. it's hard to get laid when you can't get your fata$$ off the computer every day right? making posts on yaomingmania.com is the most exciting part of the day, i know i know..


PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:43 pm
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yao should smoke a good cuban cigar once in while


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