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[Australia, Hong Kong] Why you should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHEN Australia became the first country in the world to outlaw tobacco branding in 2011, it was hailed as a victory for the health lobby and a blow to big tobacco. Australia’s parliament had decided that it would change the rules around what constituted
The Australian (au)
added Jun 8, 2015 00:54
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[Australia, Hong Kong] SHERIDAN: Trans—Pacific Partnership deal will be a game changer

problem has arisen is with tobacco companies using an extremely old and separate investors’ agreement with Hong Kong to challenge plain packaging laws. Modern ISDS provisions are entirely different from these old agreements and contain health and environ
The Australian (au)
added Jun 5, 2015 15:16
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[China, Hong Kong, Thailand] Did the tobacco industry inflate estimates of illicit cigarette consumption in Asia? An empirical analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

first study to directly validate an industry-funded estimate of illicit cigarette consumption, using a comparable estimation framework... the industry-funded estimate of illicit cigarette consumption for Hong Kong had been inflated by at least 133%.
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:41
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Cost of a lifetime of smoking equivalent to an 800 sq ft flat, Chinese University study finds

Assuming consumption of one packet a day, Hong Kong smokers spend an average of HK$20,440 a year. Vivian Lee Wing-yan... "The money spent on cigarettes can be used on investment instead to potentially increase their assets,"..., ahead of World No Tobacco
South China Morning Post
added May 27, 2015 18:22
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[Asia, China] E-cigarette companies unite to tackle proposed ban in Hong Kong

Five major electronic cigarette companies in the city have formed a new association to block the government's plan to ban the sale of their products in the city, the Post has learned. Nav Lalji, one founder of the Asian Vape Association formed last week,
South China Morning Post
added May 11, 2015 11:02
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Elderly man escapes jail for assaulting tobacco control officers

A 61-year-old man was sentenced today to two terms of imprisonments of six weeks suspended for 18 months, to be executed concurrently, at Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts for assaulting two tobacco control inspectors.
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added May 4, 2015 16:16
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[China] Nurture or Neuter: The e-cigarette industry in Hong Kong

Harbour Times looks into how the Hong Kong Government’s efforts have empowered — or stifled — innovation and growth in certain industries. In the first of the series, we look at the e-cigarette business.
Harbour Times (hk)
added Apr 25, 2015 13:54
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[Asia, Hong Kong] E-SMOKE AND MIRRORS: THE DEBATE ON E-CIGARETTES’ HK FUTURE

Hong Kong may move to ban e-cigarettes. Advocates claim it is the best alternative to reduce harm from smoking. Opponents claim the unknown makes it worth banning outright.
Harbour Times (hk)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:19
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[China, Hong Kong] Customs detects suspected case of large-scale cigarette smuggling via river trade vessel

Hong Kong Customs detained two containers from Lian Hua Shan at Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound yesterday (April 16). About 1.8 million sticks of suspected illicit cigarettes were seized. The total market value of the ciga
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:06
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[Asia] E-cigarette ban in Hong Kong would be 'ignorant' and 'irresponsible', says industry head

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated in Hong Kong, not banned, says the head of the industry's largest representative organisation. Ray Story, president of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, said suggestions of a ban would be "ignor
South China Morning Post
added Apr 14, 2015 15:06
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