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Fiji calls for joint anti-tobacco effort

| July 3, 2013

Fiji’s Ministry of Health is calling on members of the public to help make Fiji a smoke-free country, according to a story at The Fiji Times Online.

The head of the Tobacco Control Unit, Aminiasi Tavui, said recently that in causing serious health problems, the consumption of tobacco products imposed an enormous burden on the health-care system.

Tavui admitted that Fiji, a small country with fewer than 900,000 people, was struggling with the burden of death and diseases caused by tobacco use.

If parents were to ensure a healthier and brighter future for their children, he added, everybody had to redouble their efforts to eliminate tobacco.

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