17 May 2012

Samoan students march against the local production of booze and cigarettes

7:05 pm on 17 May 2012

About 1,000 students from around Samoa have marched in protest at the production of cigarettes and alcohol in the country.

Talamua online reports that the march started from the British American Tobacco Samoa premises a few metres from the Vailima Breweries at the Vaitele Industrial Zone.

Students held placards and banners with anti-smoking and anti-alcohol messages and singing.

Uaea Laki Apelu, one of the organisers of the march says cigarettes and alcohol have contributed to the downfall of many Samoan youths.

He says the Government should look at banning these products completely.