5 Feb 2018

WHO targets Samoan children with anti-smoking move

From , 6:05 am on 5 February 2018

The World Health Organisation says a tobacco control team in Samoa is making the protection of children a priority over the next five years.

The WHO's team coordinator for non communicable diseases says Samoa has been chosen as one of several countries for an in-depth needs assessment under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Wendy Snowdon told Jenny Meyer that Pacific countries signed up to a target of tobacco free Pacific by 2025 several years ago and this move also reflects the 2030 sustainable development goals.

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