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S K Arora awarded WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award

A proud moment for Delhi! Delhi Government's additional director of health, SK Arora was awarded the prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.
S K Arora awarded WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award
  • He was presented the award by Henk Bekedam, WHO India country head in New Delhi.

About WHO World No Tobacco Day Award:

  • It is awarded every year by WHO to individuals or organisations alike in each of six WHO regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.
  • This award include: WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award and World No Tobacco Day Award.
  • World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May.
  • It is intended to encourage 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.

About Tobacco prevalence in Delhi:

  • Delhi government's health department for the past four years has been fighting against direct advertisement of brand promotion of tobacco and surrogate advertisement of tobaccos in name of pan masala and other eatables such as tea, ilaichi (cardamom).
  • National Health Policy (NHP) 2017 of Central Government has set targets of relative reduction in tobacco prevalence by: 15% by 2020, 30 % by 2025.
  • Delhi has already achieved these targets before 2017.
  • 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.
  • According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey-2 (GATS 2) 2016-17, prevalence of tobacco use has reduced by 27% in Delhi as compared to 17% for the rest of India average.
  • Similarly, current tobacco smokers in Delhi have reduced by 35% as compared to 23% for the rest of India average.
  • The current gutkha users have also significantly reduced by 63% in Delhi as compared to rest of India average figures of just 17%.
  • For cessation modalities also, Delhi has performed much better than rest of India average figures.

Questions:

Q1. What is the name of the additional director of health in the Delhi Government , who has been awarded the prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control?
a. SK Arora
b. PK Arora
c. SL Arora
d. PL Arora

Q2. When is the World No Tobacco Day observed around the world every year?
a. 31 March
b. 31 May
c. 31 July
d. 31 August
S K Arora awarded WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award S K Arora awarded WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 22, 2018 Rating: 5

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