The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

World No Tobacco Day 2017 in the Pacific Islands

Marking World No Tobacco Day 2017 in Tokelau, Pacific IslandsTobacco: a threat to development was the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017. Governments and civil society in the Pacific Islands celebrated the Day with customary creativity and enthusiasm.

In Fiji, an event was held in the central division at Matainasau Village in the province of Naitasiri. It was attended by people from six villages. The programme included five speakers, traditional Fijian dance (meke), traditional Fijian war dance, a song prepared by villagers and a performance by school students.

The village community hall was also declared tobacco free.

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