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E-Newsletter - May 2016

 

 

 

E-Newsletter
May 2016

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The 6th “Quit to Win” Contest cum Smoke-free Community Campaign Prize Presentation Ceremony

The 6th “Quit to Win” Contest cum Smoke-free Community Campaign has been successfully completed. With support from District Council and community organizations, 70 recruitment sessions and 38 smoke-free activities were organized across the territory. More than 1,300 smokers were recruited to join the contest and smoke-free messages were promoted to some 40,000 members of public. A prize presentation ceremony was held on 18 March 2016 to share the successful quit story of the winners of the 6th “Quit to Win” Contest.

Smoke-free Youth Ambassadors promote smoke-free culture by organizing more than a hundred innovative activities

Over 300 youngsters joined the Smoke-free Youth Ambassador Leadership Training Programme 2015-16 and initiated more than 150 innovative smoke-free activities reaching a record high of more than 50,000 citizens. The award presentation ceremony was held in March 2016.

Smoke-free Publicity Programme for World No Tobacco Day 2016

COSH will organize a Smoke-free Publicity Programme for World No Tobacco Day 2016 to call upon the public to join the “Smoke-free Family”. A set of keyarts were designed by local artist, Nothing Serious to share how to support our family members, friends, colleagues and lovers to quit smoking.

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Singapore passed ban on tobacco product display at point of sale

 

Singapore's parliament approved the ban on display of tobacco products at point of sale on 14 March 2016. Starting from 2017, retailers in Singapore have to keep tobacco products, include cigarettes, cigars, loose tobacco leaves and e-cigarettes, out of sight at point of sale. The ban is intended to prevent impulse purchases of tobacco products, especially among teenagers who have not picked up the smoking habit.

 

 

COSH welcomes the extension of smoking ban to eight bus interchanges at the tunnel portal areas

 

COSH welcomes the extension of smoking ban to include eight bus interchanges located within the tunnel portal areas starting from 31 March 2016 which can protect the public from the harms of secondhand smoke. COSH commissioned the School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong to conduct the Tobacco Control Policy-related Survey 2015* and found that 93.9% of respondents supported to designate public transport stops as statutory no-smoking areas.

 

 


 
 

 
 

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