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E-Newsletter - August 2018

 

 

 

E-Newsletter
August 2018

Recent Events

 

 

"Support to enact a total ban on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products" Signatory Campaign

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) organizes the "Support to enact a total ban on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products" Signatory Campaign to urges the Government to totally ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other new tobacco products, including heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products to safeguard public health.

The 9th "Quit to Win" Smoke-free Community Campaign 

In collaboration with School of Nursing and School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong, the 9th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign was commenced on 16 June 2018. Recruitment activities are organized across the territory from June to September 2018 to motivate smokers to join the 9th “Quit to Win” Contest and quit for a smoke-free and healthy life. District-based smoke-free promotion will also be organized in collaboration with district partners and supporting organizations to encourage the general public to adopt a smoke-free lifestyle and support family members and friends to quit.


Enact a total ban on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products for the sake of public health

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH), The Hong Kong Medical Association, Hong Kong Doctors Union and Hong Kong Dental Association urge the Government to totally ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other new tobacco products to safeguard public health.



 

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WTO decision favours Australia's tobacco plain packaging 

 

World Trade Organization (WTO) dismissed the claims of the tobacco industry against Australia's tobacco plain packaging law and affirmed the importance of public health.

 

 

New York City raised cigarette price to reduce smoking

 

According to World Health Organization, raising price and tax of tobacco is the single most effective measure to reduce smoking, especially among youth. Recently New York City, USA announced an increase in minimum cigarette price to reduce number of smokers.

 

 


 
 

 
 

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