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[Asia-pacific, China] A burning need to stub out smoking in Hong Kong

Next Wednesday, the Legislative Council will discuss several amendments to the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, including increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packaging from the current 50 per cent to at least 85 per cent, and the differe
South China Morning Post
added Jun 10, 2017 15:51
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] BASU: Newsstands play smoke and mirrors over cigarette pack images

Either way, it's bad news for vendors. In view of the government proposal to have 85 percent of cigarette packs covered by warning signs, many of them are worried about going out of business. It's also being alleged that if people stopped smoking altoget
China Daily (cn)
added May 13, 2017 01:47
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Big cigarette warnings needed to cut deaths

Every thoughtful and sensible citizen would answer that government has a duty of care to warn of the danger of that product, and take preventive action such as legislation. Yet headlines screamed last week that vendors in Hong Kong threaten protests if l
China Daily (cn)
added May 13, 2017 01:04
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[Asia-pacific] Heat rising in Hong Kong’s war on tobacco

Smoking kills and costs taxpayers billions to treat. But a legal move to increase the size of health warnings on cigarette packets has met fierce resistance
South China Morning Post
added May 5, 2017 15:54
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[Asia-pacific] Hong Kong moves closer to tobacco plain packaging; street vendors voice disappointment and anger, threaten protest

The Hong Kong government tabled a law yesterday that will substantially increase the size of mandatory health warnings on tobacco products and leave the autonomous territory a step away from full-blown ‘plain packaging’. The developments have led to com
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 12:39
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Government proposes to amend requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on tobacco product packets or retail containers

The Government proposes to amend the requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on packets or retail containers of tobacco products under the Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B) with a view to updating the he
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:44
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[Hong Kong] Government proposes to amend requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on tobacco product packets or retail containers

A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said today (April 19), "A health warning on a tobacco product packet is a cost-effective health communication intervention because of its unparalleled reach among smokers. Health warnings and messages are p
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:59
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Anti-smoking fight heats up

the government is set to gazette an amended law enlarging the size of scare-tactics health warnings to at least 85 percent of the cigarette packets before the current term ends on June 30. Chan said the government will study new strategies to encourage a
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Apr 18, 2017 16:42
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Numbers game in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong government proposal is seeking to amend health warnings on tobacco packs to comply with World Health Organization standards and international practices, but one aspect of the proposal has the government setting its own course, according to a
Tobacco Reporter
added Apr 17, 2017 18:12
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings goes against WHO guidelines

If Food and Health Bureau officials genuinely wanted their health warning proposals to raise public awareness of the harm caused by smoking and of the incentives to quit, why would they insist on keeping misleading information on cigarette packets, regard
South China Morning Post
added Apr 9, 2017 18:29
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