Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Indigenous Peoples Forum on Tobacco Use

Date: 14-16 November 2006
Place: Manurewa Marae, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand

The forum brings together tobacco control and public health experts from indigenous communities around the world, providing a unique opportunity to exchange technical information and practical experience on tobacco control policies and programmes for indigenous communities, with the goal of developing policy recommendations and strategies.

The New Zealand Ministry of Health and WHO are co-sponsoring the forum. Te Reo Marama, the Maori Smokefree Coalition, is the lead forum organizer. Delegates are expected from indigenous communities in Canada, the United States and Hawai'i, Australia/Torres Strait Islands, New Zealand, Argentina, and the Arctic.

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