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31 universities across China promote comprehensive implementation of tobacco-free campus policies
Date:2010-09-05 19:56 



The establishment of tobacco-free campuses is an important goal of the “China Public Health Professionals Tobacco Control Advocacy Capacity Building Project.” As part of the Project, professors, students, local disease control departments, school administrators, women’s associations and similar organizations eventually organize and hold Tobacco Control activities. The Project’s ultimate goal is to have all universities officially implement tobacco-free campus policies in accordance with the standards set by the Ministries of Health and Education. The previous project helped 7 universities, including Zhejiang University, Peking University, and Harbin Medical University, enact smoke-free campus policies. The present Project expands the previous one to include universities from 24 more provinces, municipalities, or autonomous regions, including Jilin University, Tianjin Medical University, Lanzhou University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Anhui Medical University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Hebei Medical University. In total, the two projects combined will cover all provinces in China, including autonomous regions and municipalities, except for Tibet. Professor Tingzhong Yang believes Public Health professionals’ mission is to protect every person’s health equally; thus, Public Health and disease control organizations have to set proper standards for Tobacco Control. Professor Yang wishes the Project will have a positive impact on the promotion of Tobacco Control across China. 


Writer:Zhangle From:Xinhua News Agency