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Northland health promoter campaigns for smokefree cars

campaigns for smokefree cars

  marama-fox-and-chathy-cherrington-source-new-zealand-herald   Northland Health Provider Te Hiku Hauora is leading a campaign to encourage Government to legislate against smoking in cars carrying children under 18 years of age. Cathy Cherrington, manager of Te Hiku Hauora’s health promotion team in Kaitaia presented a 2000 signature petition to co-leader of the Maori party Marama Fox earlier this month.  The petition calls on Government to protect children agains passive smoking in cars.  New rules in Britain now ban smoking in vehicles with children on board. The petition calls for a similar ban here and will be presented to Parliament by Ms Fox. Marama Fox – an ex-smoker and anti smoking campaigner – was delighted to accept the petition.  She said she will accept support for her battle to eliminate smoking in New Zealand by 2025 from wherever it comes.