A Killer Legacy is a follow-on from a 1990 documentary about a woman who died of lung cancer.
Te Hotu Manawa Maori and the Heart Foundation have funded a documentary which aims to shine a light on whanau affected by tobacco.
A Killer Legacy is a follow-on from a 1990 TVNZ documentary, Judys' Legacy, which tracked the last year in the life of Judy Minnell, who died of lung cancer.
Waatea News reports she left an 11-year-old daughter, Hiria, who is now the national tobacco control manager for Te Hotu Manawa.
Chief executive Moana Tane says the agency aims to build on the work done by an inquiry into the tobacco industry by the Maori Affairs Select committee.