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[Hong Kong] Tobacco giant sues Australia

More than $50 million of taxpayer money is expected to go up in smoke defending cigarette plain packaging in a secretive international tribunal. But costs will pile up if Australia loses on its first defence that Philip Morris indulged in cynical “venue
West Australian (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:54
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[Asia] Six-year-olds in Hong Kong admit trying e-cigarettes, Caritas survey reveals

Children as young as six have admitted trying electronic cigarettes, a survey conducted by social welfare group Caritas has found, bringing calls for tighter regulation of the devices and a ban on sales to under-18s. "We now know that children can easil
South China Morning Post
added Jul 13, 2015 11:47
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Open Letter to Secretary for Food and Health, Hong Kong SAR Government: Support a Total Ban on Electronics Cigarettes (PDF)

E-cigarette use in Hong Kong is now not common. But the overseas experience had showed that its growth is rapid, especially among the youngsters. In Korea, only 0.5% of youngsters had used e-cigarettes in 2008 but drastically increased to 9.4% in
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (hk)
added Jul 8, 2015 21:42
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[Hong Kong] Does smuggling negate the impact of a tobacco tax increase?

The experience in Hong Kong suggests that smuggled cigarettes are eating into some of the taxed cigarette market share, as the industry suggests. However, despite this increase in the illicit market, higher tobacco tax does effectively reduce total tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Jul 7, 2015 16:39
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[Asia, Hong Kong] LAU: Larger graphic health warnings on cigarette packets are effective

The proposed additional tobacco control measures to be discussed at a special Legislative Council meeting on July 6 deserve support and attention. As an organisation that provides well-recognised tobacco control programmes to students on a daily basis, L
South China Morning Post
added Jul 3, 2015 14:24
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[Hong Kong] Does smuggling negate the impact of a tobacco tax increase?

experience in Hong Kong suggests that smuggled cigarettes are eating into some of the taxed cigarette market share, as the industry suggests. However, despite this increase in the illicit market, higher tobacco tax does effectively reduce total tobacco co
Tobacco Control
added Jul 2, 2015 08:11
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

"The tobacco company Philip Morris is currently using ISDS clauses in an obscure Hong Kong — Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian government for millions of dollars in 'damages' cause by our plain packaging legislation," Ludlam's website e
Sputnik (ru)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:14
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[Hong Kong] Plan to enlarge health warning labels

Hong Kong’s tobacco industry was up in arms on Monday against a plan by the health authorities to enlarge health warning labels, saying it would not help lower the smoking rate and goes against the interests of tobacco companies.
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 30, 2015 08:29
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[Asia] Hong Kong smokers, non-smokers sceptical about effect of larger cigarette pack warnings

A signature campaign, launched to seek backing for tighter tobacco control measures in the city, has received a mixed reaction from the general public. The Food and Health Bureau wants pictorial warnings to be enlarged to cover at least 85 per cent of c
South China Morning Post
added Jun 22, 2015 17:38
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Call for a total ban on e-cigarettes

The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health said on Monday that it wants the government to impose a total ban on e-cigarettes. The council chairman, Antonio Wong said right now e-cigarettes are easy to buy and appealing to the youth."This may act as a g
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Jun 22, 2015 17:18
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