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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don't Smoke, Play Chess! - Ex-World Chess Champ Joins Anti-Smoking Campaign

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Hi everyone,
This is a nice chess-related news from China. The Chinese Association on Tobacco Control has launched a new awareness programme to tell women not to smoke. The Chinese population of women smokers is now more than 12 million. Almost 71.6 percent of females are affected by second-hand smoking. 

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.
All we want to say is don't smoke, play chess! Take the crusade forward in your community wherever you are on the planet. Chess is a beautiful thing. If you must need an addiction, try chess - not smoking, drinking, or drugs. 

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