Delhi government’s additional director of health S.K. Arora has been awarded the prestigious WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.
Tobacco prevalence in Delhi has come down by 6.5% in the past six years, which is more than the rest of India average figures, Mr. Arora said.
The National Health Policy 2017 has set targets of relative reduction in tobacco prevalence by 15% by 2020 and 30% by 2025.
Delhi has already achieved these targets before 2017, the health official said.
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