A series of activities to honor the World No-Smoking Day and celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Regulation of Beijing Municipality on the Control of Smoking
kicked off in Bird’s Nest on May 31. The events, organized by the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC (NHFPC) and Beijing Municipal Government, and supported by WHO, featured a theme of “Smoke Free Beijing, and a Healthy China.” Relevant leaders including NHFPC Deputy Director CUI Li, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, Honorary President of the Beijing Tobacco Control Association SUN Kanglin, Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Municipal Government WANG Xiaoming, WHO Representative in China Dr. Bernhard Schwartl?nder, head of NHFPC Department of Communications MAO QunAn attended the event and spoke at the event. BSAM Companies Vice President, General Manager of the National Stadium. Mr. WU Xiaonan was present at the activity.
On the event day, a huge “Smoke-Free” banner with up to 1000 smiling faces on was suspended outside the Bird’s Nest. At the site, advanced units and individuals who were thought to have done a good job over control of smoking in 2015 were selected and awarded. Director of Chinese Health Education Center LI Changning presented a letter of appointment to actor HUANG Xuan who was chosen as the “National Smoke Control Publicity Ambassador;” Director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WANG Yu, Actor David CHENG (CHENG Weiran), Actress Kathy CHAU, LIU Jing from BTV, activated the “100 day, Healthy Beijing Smoke Control Competition” to fight against smoking.
(Contributed by the National Stadium)