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Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home

By VUNIWAQA BOLA-BARI
Friday, July 03, 2015

Update: 12:37PM OVER 55 per cent of children between the age of 13 to 15 years are secondhand smokers in their own homes.

This was the result of a recent Global School-based Health survey done in the country.

The Health Ministry is not taking the conclusion of the survey lightly.

Health Minister Jone Usamate said there would be expansion to smoke-free public places from the workplace, markets, and retail shops.

"Furthermore, Fiji has expanded education and awareness programs about the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke in schools with the support of the Ministry of Education's National Substance Abuse Advisory Council," Mr Usamate said.








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