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E-Newsletter - August 2016




August 2016

Recent Events



Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards

COSH, together with Occupational Safety and Health Council, organizes the “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2016” with full support of nearly 50 major commerce chambers and associations in Hong Kong. The campaign aims to encourage businesses to promote smoke-free messages and smoking cessation to their employees, customers, the general public and other stakeholders. COSH partners with various smoking cessation service providers to assist businesses in promoting smoke-free culture through provide cessation support and collaterals. “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2016” is now open for application, please visit the Awards website for details.

The 7th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign

The 7th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign was commenced. Launch ceremony was held on 28 June 2016. COSH is organizing recruitment sessions across the territory to encourage smokers to join the 7th “Quit to Win” Contest and kick the habit. Smoke-free promotion activities will also be organized in collaboration with district working partners to promote the smoke-free community concept and mobilize non-smokers to support smoking cessation.

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Secondhand smoke exposure tied to mental disorder among children


Children exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in the home appear to be at higher risk of developing behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD) according to a Spanish study.



South Australia bans smoking in outdoor dining areas


Started from 1 July 2016, South Australia implemented a new smoking ban to prohibit smoking in indoor and outdoor dining areas.



Study revealed the safety problem of e-cigarettes


A recent overseas study showed that cases of e-cigarette and nicotine liquid poisoning among young children was increasd rapidly and caused severe outcomes. Damages and accidents due to e-cigarette explosion was also frequently reported in the media. Safety of e-cigarettes is of the great concern.






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