Editorial comment – Villagers ban smoking

Fiji's old capital Levuka is a declared smoke-free town. In a new report commissioned by the Commonwealth, recommendations such as establishing 100 per cent smoke-free public spaces are set out in a bid to cut the number of deaths related to unhealthy lifestyles. Picture: FT FILE

THE story about the villagers of Vunivau outside Labasa Town yesterday was interesting. They were in celebration mode at the weekend after their village hall was declared a tobacco free zone, including homes in the village. After the declaration on Saturday, Vunivau Village headman Isoa Baleirotuma said the initiative had received the nod from villagers. […]

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