Cooks goal: The first smoke-free islands

Sitting from left: Dr Joseph Williams with the Minister for Health Rose Brown, secretary Josephine Herman, New Zealand Director for Health Ashley Bloomfield with the six representatives from the outer islands who are part of the smoke free challenge including Vivian Inangaro Taia (standing 4th from right). Picture: COOK ISLANDS NEWS

RAROTONGA, 13 JULY 2019 (COOK ISLANDS NEWS) – Vivian Inangaro Taia started smoking at the age of 14. She would have to hide with her friends. By the age of 23, the Mitiaro mum had begun to smoke openly. But now, Taia is 43 – and she’s had enough. In Mitiaro with a population of […]

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