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Harawira Declares War On Big Tobacco

Scoop Audio: Harawira Declares War On Big Tobacco

Maori Party MP Hone Harawira outlines his plan to make NZ smokefree by 2010


"We don't smoke this shit - we sell it. We reserve the right to smoke it, to the young , the poor the black and the stupid."

Such are the words of the tobacco industry. Well - today we launch a campaign to rid our country of bastards who think like this, the companies they work for and the poison they sell us.

This was the start of a speech given by Maori Party MP Hone Harawira – and then he got angry. Mr Harawira was speaking on World Smokefree Day at a Hui organised to draw attention to the number of Maori who die each year of tobacco related diseases – and to do something about the situation. One idea being proposed by Mr Harawira was to get tobacco out of New Zealand by the year 2010.

Listen to Mr Harawira's battle plans for the war against smoking:

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Smoking related deaths are a serious business but there was the odd spot of levity in Hone Harawira's presentation


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