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Fiji leads anti-tobacco fight

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FIJI, through the Health Ministry, is taking steps to prohibit and limit tobacco smoking because of the associated health risks.

And the government is strengthening compliance with the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control through the Tobacco Control Decree 2010, says President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Speaking at the opening of the Western Regional meeting on the implementation of the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Nadi on Monday, Ratu Epeli said enforcement of controls would be critical once laws were passed to limit or prohibit tobacco smoking in certain areas.

"As you are aware, second-hand tobacco smoke kills more than 600,000 people globally each year and expanding smoke-free public places is a way identified by the WHO tobacco control convention to protect people from the dangers of tobacco smoke," he said.

"This is why Fiji has declared additional no-smoking zones in the central business district of Suva City, which will be a smoke-free Suva City in the very near future."





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