WHO awards Turkmen president for antismoking campaign

Berdymukhammedov had a special medal handed to him from Margaret Chan, the WHO's director-general at a ceremony in Ashgabat.

WHO awards Turkmen president for antismoking campaign

World Bulletin / News Desk

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's contribution to combat smoking.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov was recognized by The World Health Organization (WHO) for his contributions to the fight against smoking.

Berdymukhammedov had a special medal handed to him from Margaret Chan, the WHO's director-general at a ceremony in Ashgabat.

She hailed the Turkmen leader for his efforts to curb the use of tobacco.

Turkmenistan was one of the first post-Soviet countries to crack down on smoking.

According to the WHO, the cost of a pack of cigarettes in Turkmenistan is $5 to $6, which is the highest among all of the post-Soviet countries. 

Last Mod: 16 Haziran 2014, 17:14
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