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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Anti-smoking fight heats up

the government is set to gazette an amended law enlarging the size of scare-tactics health warnings to at least 85 percent of the cigarette packets before the current term ends on June 30. Chan said the government will study new strategies to encourage a
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Apr 18, 2017 16:42
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Numbers game in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong government proposal is seeking to amend health warnings on tobacco packs to comply with World Health Organization standards and international practices, but one aspect of the proposal has the government setting its own course, according to a
Tobacco Reporter
added Apr 17, 2017 18:12
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings goes against WHO guidelines

If Food and Health Bureau officials genuinely wanted their health warning proposals to raise public awareness of the harm caused by smoking and of the incentives to quit, why would they insist on keeping misleading information on cigarette packets, regard
South China Morning Post
added Apr 9, 2017 18:29
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Calls to stub out tobacco deals

Several legislators yesterday called on the government not to extend further concessions to the tobacco trade that is trying to further delay implementation of bigger graphic health warnings on cigarettes to the detriment of public health. The government
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Mar 20, 2017 21:12
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[Asia-pacific, China] Bigger graphic health warnings on Hong Kong cigarette packs needed, anti-smoking group says

The Council on Smoking and Health made the call ahead of another public hearing held on Tuesday in the Legislative Council to collect views on whether to implement the law. The legislation will expand the size of health warnings on cigarette packs from t
South China Morning Post
added Jan 17, 2017 22:04
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Pollster Ipsos Hong Kong released in January a survey report on public perception of the black market cigarette trade. Commissioned by the Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade (HKUAIT), the report interviewed about a thousand Hong Kong adult citizens
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:46
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[Hong Kong] Britain's Imperial Brands teams up with China Tobacco

said it had formed a joint venture with China National Tobacco (CNTC), as it looks to grow in China and international markets. Based in Hong Kong, the joint venture - Global Horizon Ventures Limited (GHVL) - will use China's largest tobacco company, Yunn
Reuters
added Jan 11, 2017 13:52
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: MACKAY: Next chief executive should back annual tobacco tax hike in Hong Kong

Your editorial (“Preventive health care is an investment, not a burden”, January 1) has hit the nail on the head regarding the importance of, and investment in, prevention versus cure in Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2017 19:30
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Hong Kong government urged to rethink anti-smoking policies

Advocates of e-cigarettes – or ‘vaping’ – have been recommending the use of e-cigarettes as a much less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Recent developments across the globe are also moving in favour of regulating e-cigarettes, with the
Harbour Times (hk)
added Dec 30, 2016 05:49
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[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong to press ahead with cigarette packaging reform

to increase warnings that “smoking kills”, despite opposition from the tobacco industry, a leading health official said on Saturday. Cigarette packaging has remained the same since 2007 and it was time for the government to overhaul packaging, Undersecret
South China Morning Post
added Dec 26, 2016 16:26
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