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DPRK Marks World No-Tobacco Day
Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- An event was held at the Grand People's Study House on Thursday to mark the World No-Tobacco Day.

Present there were officials in the field of public health, those of ministries, national institutions and public organizations and officials concerned.

Also on hand were staff members of missions of international bodies including the World Health Organization and staff members of foreign embassies here.

Speeches were made at the event.

Speakers said that the WHO set the tobacco tax issue as this year's theme in order to increase the social cognition related to tobacco harmfulness and strengthen no-smoking activities.

Increasing tobacco tax and price will be an important lever for reducing the use of tobacco and protecting health and circumstance from smoking, they noted.

Then the participants toured the Ryugyong Dental Hospital.

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