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E-newsletter - October 2015





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Premiere of Education Theatre Programme “Game On Smoke Off” Family Support is Key in Quitting Smoking

Since 1995, the School Interactive Education Theatre Programme has been one of the major education and publicity campaigns of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (“COSH”) to spread smoke-free messages among children and teenagers. Through cooperation with schools and local professional troupe, COSH urges the youngsters to promote a smoke-free lifestyle. COSH will launch a brand-new interactive theatre titled “Game On Smoke Off”. A premiere was held at Academic Community Hall, The Hong Kong Baptist University today for over 400 students, teachers and media.

Women Smoking Cessation Promotion Programme

“Women Smoking Cessation Promotion Programme” has launched Smoke-free Academy with classes on fitness, personal grooming, Chinese medicine and dietary to share tips on health and beauty through a smoke-free lifestyle. Priority will be given to smokers or participants enrolled with a smoker. Classes in November and December are now open for registration!

Health Promotion Programme on Smoking Hazards

To raise public awareness on smoking hazards, COSH will organize Health Promotion Programme on Smoking Hazards with roving exhibitions across the territory in October 2015 to March 2016. The exhibitions, including interactive panels and games, aim to educate the mass public on smoking hazards and encourage smokers to quit smoking to safeguard the health of their family and their own. Admission is free.

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Smoking could kill one in three young men in China


A study published recently in The Lancet found that one in three of all the young men in China would eventually be killed by tobacco, unless a substantial proportion of smokers quit smoking.



New APIs are now released


Two new APIs, “Find a reason to quit now” and “Help them find a reason to quit now” are now released.



Adolescents using e-cigarette are more likely to smoke other tobacco products


A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that adolescents using e-cigarettes were more likely to initiate the use of combustible tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and hookah.






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