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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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