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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Mystery of the deflated Rubber Duck: were cigarette butts to blame?

Now Chinese mainland tourists are blamed for the demise of Rubber Duck: rumours circulate that cigarette butts turned art installation into an omlette ... “There have been rumours that Hong Kong’s big yellow duck was ‘burned to death’ by tourists from S
South China Morning Post
added May 16, 2013 03:31

[Australia, Hong Kong] Confusing smoke signals after Oz cigarettes victory

The health chief appears to have backtracked from an earlier promise to clamp down harder on tobacco. There were high hopes that, under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and health minister Ko Wing-man, Hong Kong could follow Australia in banning "mini-bi
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Aug 15, 2012 20:31

[China] Hong Kong Customs smashes smuggling case of illicit cigarettes (with photo)

In an inbound private car, a total of 21 packages containing 102,400 sticks of duty-not-paid cigarettes were found. The total value is about $0.255 million with a duty potential of about $0.175 million.
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Aug 14, 2012 21:04

[Asia-pacific, China] Call for Hong Kong tobacco tax hike next year, and cigarette ban in 10 years

In pushing its “tobacco endgame plan”, the Council on Smoking and Health repeated its previous call to raise the tobacco tax by 100 per cent, claiming it could push smoking prevalence from 10.5 per cent in 2015 to below 5 per cent in 2027, paving the way
South China Morning Post
added Dec 1, 2017 15:35

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Taiwan] Cigarette warnings lack scare factor, experts say

The difference in the number of people who smoke in Taiwan (3 million) compared with Hong Kong (640,000) might be due to the difference in the sizes of warning labels on packaging, they said at the Tobacco Hazard and Prevention Forum for Cross-strait Loc
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 7, 2017 01:05

[Asia-pacific, China] A burning need to stub out smoking in Hong Kong

Next Wednesday, the Legislative Council will discuss several amendments to the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, including increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packaging from the current 50 per cent to at least 85 per cent, and the differe
South China Morning Post
added Jun 10, 2017 15:51

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Market expert: Regulating e-cigarette “a one-way direction”

Dr Stephen Jenkins, director in regulatory and medical affairs of Nicoventures in the Asia-Pacific region, is in Hong Kong reaching out to lawmakers to garner support for e-cigarette regulation instead of a total ban. Earlier in June, legislator Kwok Wai
Harbour Times (hk)
added Oct 22, 2016 18:09

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Tobacco sales in China take hit from tax rises and luxury crackdown

China’s tobacco industry gasped for life in the first five months of the year, with sales taking big hits from tax increases and Beijing’s war on extravagance. Revenue fell 11.7 per cent year on year from January to May and profits were down 24 per cent,
South China Morning Post
added Jun 30, 2016 16:35

[Asia] EDITORIAL: Hong Kong must sustain the war on tobacco even as smoking rates continue to decline

Government should press on with the expansion of no-smoking areas and legislation to enlarge health-warning signs on cigarette packets
South China Morning Post
added Feb 15, 2016 20:45

[Asia, Hong Kong] Smoking on the decline, but e-cigarette regulation needed, says gov’t

Results of the latest government survey have shown that smoking has become less and less prevalent in Hong Kong over the years. However, the government said that there is a need for e-cigarette regulation, after it was found that the product was growing
HKFP (Hong Kong Free Press) (hk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:34
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