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E-newsletter - July 2015





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Support to Strengthen Tobacco Control Measures  Protect the Public from Smoking Hazards

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (“COSH”) welcomed the Government’s proposals to strengthen the tobacco control measures, including enlarging the size of pictorial health warnings to at least 85% of the cigarette pack area and increasing the number of forms of health warning to twelve, smoking ban at eight bus interchanges located within the tunnel portal areas and prohibiting e-cigarettes.

The 6th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign Fosters a Smoke-free Lifestyle 

COSH collaborates with the School of Nursing and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong to organize the 6th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign in 2015. The Campaign is again supported by the 18 District Councils and district organizations to disseminate the smoke-free messages across the territory.

Go Smoke-free, Live Carefree Pledge for a Smoke-free Hong Kong 

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) is organizing a Smoke-free Publicity Programme for World No Tobacco Day 2015 with the theme of “Go smoke-free, live carefree” to promote the importance of a smoke-free life. COSH partners with local cartoon character McDull to design a set of interesting and effective quit tips.

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WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015


World Health Organization published the report in July 2015 which analyzed the world situation of smoking and tobacco control. The WHO report highlighted that to impose tax rate at 75% of cigarette price is a low cost and effective tobacco control measures.



United Kingdom and Ireland passed plain packaging legislation 


United Kingdom Parliament and Irish Senate passed the legislation in March 2015, requiring all cigarettes to be sold in plain pack started from 2016 and 2017 respectively.






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