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E-Newsletter - August 2019




August  2019

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Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2019

COSH, together with Occupational Safety and Health Council and Radio 1 of Radio Television Hong Kong, organizes the “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2019” (the Awards) with full support of over 80 major commerce chambers and associations in Hong Kong. The campaign aims to encourage all industries to promote smoke-free culture to their employees, customers, the general public and other stakeholders. The Awards has attracted over 1,000 forward-looking companies and organizations from different industries to join and has been successfully spreading the smoke-free messages to more than 170,000 employees since 2011. COSH will partner with various smoking cessation service providers to assist businesses in organizing smoke-free activities to encourage smokers to kick the habit. “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2019” is now open for enrollment, please visit the Awards website for details.

The 10th "Quit to Win" Smoke-free Community Campaign

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of “Quit to Win”, COSH organized the “Smoking Cessation Assemble” on 3 and 4 August 2019 for the first time in collaboration with 5 smoking cessation services partners. Health check, interesting game and exhibition booths were held, allowing general public to grasp a better understanding on smoking hazards and cessation benefits. The event attracted close to 2,000 visitors. Professor Sophia CHAN, JP, Secretary for Food and Health and Antonio KWONG, MH, COSH Chairman also participated in the event to share the tobacco control experience with the cessation service providers. Being a special guest for the event, the Smoke-free Ambassador, B. Duck called for non-smokers to join the "Smoke-free Channel" and to take an initiative role for reminding those around us to distance from different forms of cigarettes.


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E-cigarette flavorings may increase the risk of heart disease


Flavourings in e-cigarettes, even without the content of nicotine, could damage blood vessel cells. It may increase the risks of cardiovascular diseases.




High Toxicants Inhaled from Waterpipe Tobacco 


Waterpipe tobacco smoking is an emergent trend worldwide especially among young adults. Many of the users might underestimate the health risks caused by waterpipe tobacco. A study found that waterpipe tobacco smoking could inhale toxicants 125 times as high as conventional cigarette smoking.



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