Missions & Ordinance
Charter of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH)
The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health was established under its own ordinance in 1987. It is a statutory body vested with functions, as set out in the “Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health Ordinance” (Cap.389) to protect and improve the health of the community by:
- informing and educating the public on smoking and health matters;
- conducting or commissioning research on the harm caused by tobacco dependence;
- advising Government, community health organizations or any public body on matters relating to smoking and health.
Under such charter, COSH has taken up the role as an active player and commentator on all issues relating to tobacco control. We aim to act within our charter in response to the changing local environment as it affects the promotion of tobacco and the epidemic caused by smoking.