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[Asia, Hong Kong] LAU: Larger graphic health warnings on cigarette packets are effective

The proposed additional tobacco control measures to be discussed at a special Legislative Council meeting on July 6 deserve support and attention. As an organisation that provides well-recognised tobacco control programmes to students on a daily basis, L
South China Morning Post
added Jul 3, 2015 14:24
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[Hong Kong] Does smuggling negate the impact of a tobacco tax increase?

experience in Hong Kong suggests that smuggled cigarettes are eating into some of the taxed cigarette market share, as the industry suggests. However, despite this increase in the illicit market, higher tobacco tax does effectively reduce total tobacco co
Tobacco Control
added Jul 2, 2015 08:11
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

"The tobacco company Philip Morris is currently using ISDS clauses in an obscure Hong Kong — Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian government for millions of dollars in 'damages' cause by our plain packaging legislation," Ludlam's website e
Sputnik (ru)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:14
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[Hong Kong] Plan to enlarge health warning labels

Hong Kong’s tobacco industry was up in arms on Monday against a plan by the health authorities to enlarge health warning labels, saying it would not help lower the smoking rate and goes against the interests of tobacco companies.
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 30, 2015 08:29
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[Asia] Hong Kong smokers, non-smokers sceptical about effect of larger cigarette pack warnings

A signature campaign, launched to seek backing for tighter tobacco control measures in the city, has received a mixed reaction from the general public. The Food and Health Bureau wants pictorial warnings to be enlarged to cover at least 85 per cent of c
South China Morning Post
added Jun 22, 2015 17:38
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Call for a total ban on e-cigarettes

The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health said on Monday that it wants the government to impose a total ban on e-cigarettes. The council chairman, Antonio Wong said right now e-cigarettes are easy to buy and appealing to the youth."This may act as a g
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Jun 22, 2015 17:18
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[Hong Kong] Does smuggling negate the impact of a tobacco tax increase?

experience in Hong Kong suggests that smuggled cigarettes are eating into some of the taxed cigarette market share, as the industry suggests. However, despite this increase in the illicit market, higher tobacco tax does effectively reduce total tobacco co
Tobacco Control
added Jun 20, 2015 21:53
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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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