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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong vaping ban would be first step to a smoke-free city

A ban on e-cigarettes and new tobacco products is a very wise move by our government, and shows its determination to tackle smoking addiction in the interest of public health. A smoke-free Hong Kong may well be on the horizon.
South China Morning Post
added Nov 12, 2018 21:53
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[Hong Kong] Claims vaping is alternative to smoking pernicious health risk ($$)

Guangming Daily comments: E-cigarette promoters claim that the "high-tech" gadgets do not contain tar or produce particulate matter, as if smoking e-cigarettes does no harm to health. And many people, including nonsmokers, buy the idea. Some smokers even
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 25, 2018 15:12
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[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong’s ban on e-cigarettes is absurd. If vaping is as bad as smoking, why hasn’t tobacco been outlawed?

Stephen Vines says the new ban is based on flawed arguments. Young people are also at risk from carbohydrates, trans fats and fast food, so is the Carrie Lam administration going to intervene in all these markets, too?
South China Morning Post
added Oct 17, 2018 10:26
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[Asia-pacific, China, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: Higher taxes show way to cut smoking

In her policy address, Carrie Lam proposed a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, fearing possible harm to health and abuse by youngsters, but one measure has already achieved results
South China Morning Post
added Oct 12, 2018 21:19
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Hong Kong Bans E-Cigarettes in Latest Blow for Big Tobacco

Hong Kong joins at least 27 countries that have banned next-generation smokeless devices, heeding advice from the World Health Organization. The products have come under fire from health officials across the globe because of concerns about their appeal a
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2018 18:19
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Total ban on e-cigarettes and new tobacco products is the healthy way forward for Hong Kong

I see a lot of youngsters who couldn’t be older than secondary students smoking in the street. Strict action should therefore be taken against smoking, no matter whether it is traditional tobacco or e-cigarettes, as there are a lot of detrimental effects
South China Morning Post
added Oct 12, 2018 18:14
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[Asia, Hong Kong] SURTEES: Policy Address hits right notes on pressing social welfare issues

The plan to totally ban e-cigarettes and other "new" tobacco-like products, such as herbal cigarettes, is a brave move, since the jury is still out on the precise health dangers from consuming such products. Some cigarette smokers have managed to quit by
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:08
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[Hong Kong] Lam says govt to consider banning tobacco after e-cigarettes

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Thursday it is worth considering banning traditional tobacco in Hong Kong, a day after she proposed to fully ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in her second policy address.
EJ Insight (Hong Kong Economic Journal) (hk)
added Oct 12, 2018 15:54
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CHAN: I used e-cigarettes to quit smoking after 10 years trying in vain to stop. Hong Kong’s ban is wrong

Peyton Chan was a smoker for 20 years. For 10 of those years he tried in vain to quit, and only succeeded when he switched to e-cigarettes. He thinks other smokers should have the chance to do the same
South China Morning Post
added Oct 12, 2018 00:36
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Hong Kong leader plans to ban ecigarettes

“I propose a total ban on electronic cigarettes for protecting the health of our citizens, particularly children and teenagers,” chief executive Carrie Lam said in her policy address on Wednesday.  Ecigarettes are often marketed as a method to help smok
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 10, 2018 06:15
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