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Nasinu declared Tobacco free

October 14, 2015 5:03 am

Nasinu is the latest municipality to be declared Tobacco free.

Minister for Health and Medical services, Jone Usamate at the launch this morning says Government is committed to building a better Fiji by improving areas that affect the lives of Fijians.

“In order to protect Fiji’s children and its public, Fiji has expanded its smoke free public places, such as workplaces, including markets, restaurants and shops. Expansion of smoke free public settings has made a difference among adults.”

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The most recent Global School Health survey conducted revealed that over 55% of children aged between thirteen to fifteen reported people smoking in their presence.

Between 2002 and 2011 the prevalence of non-daily smokers which includes social smokers, has decreased by 7.1% among males to 19.9% and 5.9% among females to 8.3%.

Other areas earmarked for Tobacco free demarcation are Valelevu, Center Point, Makoi and the Nasinu multipurpose court.

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