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Bollywood actors, doctors join hands for World No Tobacco Day –lead

Mumabi, May 26 (ANI): Bollywood actors and doctors played a friendly cricket match ahead of World No Tobacco Day in Mumbai.

The match was organised by the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA).

Bollywood actors like Sohail Khan, Ashish Chaudhary, Ritesh Deshmukh and Suniel Shetty were seen sweating it out on the field with the team of doctors.

Suniel Shetty said that it was nice playing for a noble cause.

“I like the work because cancer is a very important issue. Anti-smoking campaign is a campaign that we all need to take forward. I’m happy that I’m here for a cause,” said Shetty.

Hundreds of spectators could be seen cheering from the sidelines when they saw their style icons on the field.

Ali Irani, ex-physiotherapist of Indian cricket team said that the money collected was going towards the cause of saving lives.

“Look the cause is important finally when the celebrity comes in it adds weight to the cause. The money is collected for a cause and it will go towards saving lives and it is important,” said Ali Irani.

While veteran cricketer Vinod Kambli said all were here to promote anti-smoking.

“It’s for the CPAA. We all are here to promote anti-smoking and are requesting people not to smoke. It’s a good cause,” said Kambli.

The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2009 is “Tobacco Health Warnings”, with an emphasis on the picture warnings that have been shown to be particularly effective at making people aware of the health risks of tobacco use and convincing them to quit. (ANI)

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