Q. Consider the following statements:
1.National Health Policy, 2017 aims to reduce tobacco use by 30% in 2025.
2.Oral cancer accounts for the highest proportion of cancer cases in India.
3.India is one of the countries that has the higher prices for tobacco products.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 3 only

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. National Health Policy, 2017 aims to reduce current tobacco use by 30% in 2025. Oral cancer accounts for the highest proportion of cancer cases in India.

Statement 3 is incorrect. India has the lowest prices for tobacco products and thus, it must look to increase taxes on them. The revenue acquired from additional taxation could be used for cancer prevention and awareness.

Source: ForumIAS