Smoking out credit where credit’s due

Having criticised the HB National MPs recently on some environmental issues (incidentally with no commitment from them to protect the rainforest or to protect the $1billion fund to support Bay households’ home heating), I have to give credit to Tukituki National MP Craig Foss today.

Foss presented a petition to Parliament on behalf of the Hawke’s Bay Smokefree Youth Ambassadors supporting a complete ban on the visual display of tobacco products. This, and a sister 20,000 signature petition, has resulted in the Health Select Committee recommending tobacco and cigarette displays be kept out of sight in retail stores around New Zealand.

The Green’s Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley MP (who chairs the Health Select Committee) welcomed the recommendation on behalf of the Green Party.

Here’s a video interview with ambassador Sarah Pulford from HBTV:

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