More smokers ask for help in quitting

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 March, 2009, 12:00am

The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has seen an increase in the number of people seeking help in quitting the habit since the financial secretary recently increased the tax on tobacco by 50 per cent. Council chairwoman Lisa Lau welcomed the increase and said the tax should go up every year to encourage more smokers to quit.



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