Hungary's PM Orbán Honoured By WHO

  • 3 Jun 2013 9:00 AM
Hungary's PM Orbán Honoured By WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded Prime Minister Viktor Orbán a prize for taking effective steps to curb smoking, state secretary Miklós Szócska announced on Friday.

The WHO said Hungary has achieved noteworthy progress in reducing smoking, particularly by banning cigarettes in closed and public places.

Zsófia Pusztai, head of the WHO office in Hungary, said 57,000 checks were carried out last year to verify observance of the ban on smoking at workplaces, bars and schools, and that Ft 18 million of fines were meted out.

Hungary is number one in the world per capita as regards the number of cancer-related deaths. Over 20,000 die of smoking annually.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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