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Christchurch Siblings Make a Stand on Tobacco

Following the death of their grandfather who died from lung cancer, Brigham Riwai-Couch and his sister Mei have worked together to educate the public and law makers on tobacco use and its deadly side-affects.

In 2010, they presented a life-sized coffin made of cigarette boxes to the Maori Affairs Select Commitee, along with a hand-written submission by Brigham that described how much they missed their grandfather.

Recently the siblings spoke at a Parliament breakfast about losing their grandfather to lung cancer.


Image credit: Melanie Riwai-Couch       

Read more in this article.

Brigham and Mei Riwai-Couch share their feelings on smoking on news program, Te Karere.

Both Brigham and Mei are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Read more about Latter-day Saints' beliefs regarding health.

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