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Marshall Island's cracks down on underage smoking

Marshall Island's cracks down on underage smoking

Updated 20 December 2012, 11:12 AEDT

For the first time, a majority of stores in the Marshall Islands are following the law that bans sale of tobacco products to minors under 18.

When a local NGO with US grant funding began doing surveys four years ago, more than 90 per cent of stores sold these products to minors illegally. But in the latest survey, following both education and enforcement action for local stores, 81 per cent of 250 are following the law.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Giff Johnson, editor, Marshall Islands Journal

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