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[Hong Kong] $3b in tax revenue `lost to cigarette smuggling'

More than HK$3 billion in tax revenue has been lost to illicit cigarette smuggling, a group of tobacco companies claims.
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Oct 3, 2013 13:03

[Asia, China] 1 in 3 cigarettes smoked in Hong Kong are illegal, controversial study finds

About a third of all cigarettes smoked in Hong Kong are illegal and the city is losing out on billions in tax revenue as a result. Those are the findings of a tobacco industry-funded report on the consumption of illegal tobacco in 11 Asian countries last
South China Morning Post
added Oct 3, 2013 04:25

The tobacco endgame in Hong Kong: public support for a total ban on tobacco sales

A total ban on tobacco sales was supported by most respondents. Ex-smokers and current smokers also voiced substantial support, although less than never smokers. A total ban on tobacco sales before 2022 should be the goal as it is supported by most of th
Tobacco Control
added Sep 18, 2013 03:26

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] 'Chinese Dream' luxury cigarettes not for sale, tobacco company says

The "Chinese Dream", President Xi Jinping's slogan, is harmful to your health, at least, if inhaled. ... The cigarettes, designed as a variety of the priced Huanghelou brand, "are a creative product independently designed by staffers, and not an offici
South China Morning Post
added Aug 1, 2013 09:23

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Smokers top list of those with new lungs

Half the patients in Hong Kong who have had a lung transplant to save their lives could have avoided the operation if they had not been a smoker, a doctor said yesterday. The head of the city's lung-transplant programme, Dr Wong Chi-fong, said he was di
South China Morning Post
added Jul 30, 2013 04:57

[Asia] Hong Kong's smokers still lighting up in bars

You would have thought that having a smoking ban in Hong Kong would mean that World No Tobacco Day would be a big success. But yesterday, people were still happily puffing away in bars. In 2007, the city implemented a smoking ban that applied to all ind
South China Morning Post
added Jun 1, 2013 12:26

[Hong Kong] Customs seizes record high illicit tobacco seizures from transshipment containers

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 16) smashed a transshipment smuggling case at Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound and seized record high illicit tobacco weighing 5339 kilograms and valued at about $4 million with a duty potential of around
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added May 18, 2013 22:57

[Hong Kong] HK Customs confiscates $18.5 million in crime proceeds from cigarette smuggling syndicate

Hong Kong Customs, with the application of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (OSCO), recently confiscated $18.5 million worth of realisable properties owned by three persons who were previously convicted in an illicit cigarette-cum-money launderi
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added May 16, 2013 16:46

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Mystery of the deflated Rubber Duck: were cigarette butts to blame?

Now Chinese mainland tourists are blamed for the demise of Rubber Duck: rumours circulate that cigarette butts turned art installation into an omlette ... “There have been rumours that Hong Kong’s big yellow duck was ‘burned to death’ by tourists from S
South China Morning Post
added May 16, 2013 03:31

[Hong Kong] No fire without smokes

Police suspect a fire in the Legislative Council office of radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung was caused by someone breaking the ban on smoking in government offices. No one was injured in the Saturday night blaze but a sofa and a picture of m
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added May 12, 2013 17:01
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