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[Asia, Hong Kong] Call to make smokers pay $100 a pack

The price of cigarettes should be raised to HK$100 a pack, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has recommended. The policy advisory body's push to increase the price of cigarettes comes after it commissioned the School of Public Health of the Un
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Dec 1, 2017 02:21
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[Asia] Hong Kong group suggests heavier tax on cigarettes to reduce smokers

The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) on Thursday suggested a heavier tax on cigarettes so as to double cigarette prices in an effort to cut the number of smokers in Hong Kong. According to COSH, about 10.5 percent of people in Hong Kong are
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 1, 2017 02:21
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong policy on heated tobacco products is baffling. Can we learn from Japan?

Its present approach to these heat-not-burn tobacco products is in contrast to the policies of the Japanese government, and I do not believe this is beneficial from a public health viewpoint. It seems that the administration has an agenda, that is, to of
South China Morning Post
added Nov 19, 2017 01:21
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[Australia, Hong Kong] The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond

Philip Morris ... to claim billions in compensation for Australia’s plain packaging law. It took more than four years and reportedly cost A$50 million in legal fees for the tribunal to decide that Philip Morris was not a Hong Kong company.
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:18
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[Asia-pacific] The struggle against smoking and the growing threat of e-cigarettes in Hong Kong

Dr Ning Fan, Chairman of Health In Action (HIA)...shared in an interview with MIMS the struggle in anti-smoking efforts and the growing threat of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) behind the low smoking prevalence.
MIMS (hk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:35
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[Asia-pacific, China] Lung disease patients call for oxygen tanks to be allowed on Hong Kong public buses

The lung disease typically affects smokers, construction workers and people exposed to second-hand smoke. Patients who require an oxygen tank to aid their breathing are limited in mobility by the capacity of their tanks and how quickly they use up the ox
South China Morning Post
added Oct 29, 2017 16:49
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] China’s Twitter-like service stubs out its ‘cool’ smoking emoji

Smiling yellow face wearing sunglasses loses its cigarette in response to users’ comments, Sina Weibo says
South China Morning Post
added Sep 15, 2017 14:12
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[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
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[Asia-pacific, China] Vaping and e-cigarettes in Hong Kong: a dangerous gateway or a safe tool for quitting smoking?

As the Hong Kong government considers banning e-cigarettes and legislating against vaping, we talk to experts, detractors and fans of the 13-year-old phenomenon
South China Morning Post
added Jul 26, 2017 15:02
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[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Smoking in public leaves even non-smokers in Hong Kong facing serious health risks

The government has laws in place but there needs to be efficient enforcement. When it comes to use of controlled substances like tobacco, there has to be a healthy modicum of respect on the part of users towards the health of non-users, and this is simpl
South China Morning Post
added Jul 11, 2017 16:57
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