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[Hong Kong] LEE: Tobacco tax callers could use reality check

In reality, however, when tobacco products are made more expensive, smokers go for the lower cost alternative, that is, illicit cigarettes. It is estimated that a third of the cigarettes consumed in Hong Kong are illegal....As COSH argues that tobacco pro
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 15, 2014 13:46
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Cigarettes more affordable than 25 years ago: study

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health invited Dr Hana Ross...to analyze the city's tobacco tax policy. She found the retail price of cigarettes had risen more than 300 percent since 1989. But if increased incomes and inflation were taken into account, t
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 4, 2014 13:14
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[China] Ex-smokers are happier than current smokers among Chinese adults in Hong Kong

Ex-smokers in Hong Kong are happier than current smokers and never smokers, whose happiness measurements are similar. Causal associations have yet to be established.
Addiction
added Aug 22, 2014 10:25
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] HK Customs seizes 3.5 mln HKD worth of illicit cigarettes

Hong Kong Customs officers Saturday seized 1.3 million cigarettes, worth 3.5 million HK dollars (about 451,613 U.S. dollars), with a duty potential of about 2.5 million HK dollars. Customs officers found the cigarettes concealed in 82 carton boxes loaded
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 4, 2014 11:12
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Hit & Myths: beware the downside of e-cigarettes

However, because e-cigarettes have been promoted as a safe alternative to conventional smoking, many e-cigarette users are unaware of their potential dangers. According to an article in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, misinf
South China Morning Post
added Aug 4, 2014 04:39
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: Time for Beijing to get tough on smoking

the government needs to make more effort to make them a reality. This is also the case with protective laws it has enacted in many other areas but failed to properly police. This cannot be allowed to happen with the tobacco control convention. The healt
South China Morning Post
added Jul 28, 2014 17:30
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial (CTJI) and a Beijing supermarket that sold him a 10-pack carton of Jinsheng cigarettes in March ...arguing that their claim the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular
South China Morning Post
added Jul 20, 2014 10:45
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

Margaret Chan said there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping with diseases linked to smoking.
South China Morning Post
added Jul 10, 2014 03:42
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Philip Morris Asia Challenge under Australia – Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Treaty

Philip Morris Asia (PMA) has challenged Australia's plain packaging legislation under the 1993 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Hong Kong for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (Treaty)….PMA has made a number of
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (au)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:24
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Beijing cracks down on smoking and queue-jumping ahead of Apec summit

'Civilisation' campaign aims to clamp down on queue-jumping and smoking / The campaign, labelled “Embracing Apec Wonderful Pekingese-Citizen Civilised Behaviour Promotion,” also promises to crack down on jaywalking, drink driving and drivers refusing to
South China Morning Post
added Jun 10, 2014 20:18
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