June 02, 2014
Turia tobacco drive has international impact
Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia has received international recognition for her efforts to cut down smoking in Aotearoa.
The Maori Party co-leader has won a World Health Organisation World No Tobacco Day award.
The award is given to up to 40 people individuals or organisations around the world every year for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.
Mrs Turia received one of six awards in the Western Pacific Region.
Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the party is extremely proud of her efforts to improve New Zealanders’ health and achieve a smoke-free country by 2025.
These include pushing for a rise in excise tax, banning tobacco displays, promoting driving in smoke-free cars and the planned introduction of plain packaging.
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