New Program to Curb China's 12m Female Smokers
   2012-04-18 10:19:56    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: yangyang66

The Chinese Association on Tobacco Control launched a new program on Tuesday which will be the first tobacco control program to involve influential women, the hope being that they will serve as role models for female smokers, Beijing News reports.

The population of female smokers has surpassed 12 million, with a total of 300 million smokers in China. 71.6 percent of females are affected by second-hand smoke, and 90 percent of those involved are affected in the home.

Elite women from all walks of life have joined the program and are combating smoking together, including former world record holder in the women's high jump Zheng Fengrong, Women's World Chess Champion Xie Jun and renowned actress Liang Danni.

This program will hold training, conduct studies and roll out a nationwide smoking cessation program.

The population of young female smokers is growing rapidly as tobacco manufacturers target young women and teenagers to increase their market shares, said Xu Guihua, vice president of Chinese Association on Tobacco Control on Tuesday.

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