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First tobacco-free school

Shayal Devi
Friday, May 02, 2014

NADI Sangam Primary School was yesterday declared the first tobacco-free primary school in the country.

Principal education officer Lautoka, Nadi and Yasawa Albert Wise said a total of five primary schools would be named tobacco-free.

"We are looking at five schools in this district declared in total that will ban all tobacco products from their premises," he said.

"This will not only take place in the Western Division but the Ministry of Education will look to declare other primary schools as tobacco-free as well."

He said these primary schools were part of the Education Ministry's health- promoting schools program.

"We are planning to expand this program as well. Schools have done their awareness campaigns on the harmful effects of tobacco products and we are grateful that these schools have been named tobacco-free, which means no such product will be allowed within its premises."

According to Mr Wise, the key importance of this initiative was bringing to young children awareness about the harmful effects of smoking.

"Smoking leads to a lot of deaths and results in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. When children are taught from an early age on the dangers of such activities, they curb smoking habits at an early age."








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