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  1. Curb alcohol sales in shops, doctors urge

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com As more teenagers indulge in binge drinking, doctors are calling for stricter control on sales of alcohol in shops. The prevalence of binge drinking is high ... to Reduce Alcohol-related Harm in Hong Kong', published by the Health Department last year. Binge drinking, the action plan states, refers to the intake of five or more alcoholic beverages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999009/curb-alcohol-sales-shops-doctors-urge
  2. Call for crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government launched an action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm and prevent the rise of related diseases last week. 'The situation is turning into a so-called [youth] drinking culture,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983418/call-crackdown-teenage-alcohol-abuse
  3. 'Let's get tough' on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government launched an action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm and prevent the rise of related diseases last week. 'The situation is turning into a so-called [youth] drinking culture,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983433/lets-get-tough-teenage-alcohol-abuse
  4. Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow in Shanghai The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity. The Taiwanese snack food tycoon's empire, Want Want China Holdings, will be diversifying its food business and tapping into the lucrative market for alcohol next year. It will launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714883/want-want-aims-tap-womens-alcohol-market
  5. Don't cut duty on alcohol this year, says beer coalition

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A coalition representing the brewing industry wants the government to put any possible cuts in alcohol duty this year on hold, despite pressure by wine and spirits merchants ... Coalition said alcohol duties should remain unchanged in 2008-09 because more time was needed to evaluate the situation. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will deliver his maiden budget speech ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625105/dont-cut-duty-alcohol-year-says-beer-coalition
  6. Shelve alcohol tax cuts, they're only being pocketed by the trade

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for substantial cuts to tax on alcohol. In the 2007-2008 budget, the financial secretary announced tax on alcohol would be halved, reducing the duty on wine from 80 per cent to 40 per cent, and on beer, from 40 per cent to 20 per cent. He believed this would help promote the development of Hong Kong's catering industry, tourism, and wholesale and retail trades on alcoholic beverages, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595246/shelve-alcohol-tax-cuts-theyre-only-being-pocketed-trade
  7. Catering industry calls for hefty cut in alcohol duty

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The catering industry is urging the government to capitalise on the expected budget surplus in 2006-07 and slash alcohol taxes this year. 'If there is ever going ... Cheung Yu-yan, attended the briefing to show his support. The move is not about selling more alcohol but aimed at boosting tourism, Mr Zeman, the chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Holdings, said. Budget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580985/catering-industry-calls-hefty-cut-alcohol-duty
  8. Alcohol a must for hygienic Andy

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Lauren Crothers

    ... He always takes a small bottle of alcohol with him for sterilisation purposes, a habit he has maintained for years. 'I like spraying it, on myself, even though it makes [my skin] dry. ... as before.' Like his bottle of alcohol, there are a few things he cannot resist when it comes to food- double cheeseburgers, Chinese pineapple buns stuffed with fresh butter and fresh grapes with blue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547294/alcohol-must-hygienic-andy
  9. Health issues cannot be ignored in debate on abolishing wine tax

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The case for the abolition of wine tax in Hong Kong based on claims that wine is less associated with alcoholism- and, by implication, less harmful than beer or spirits- is dubious and controversial. It is the quantity of alcohol consumed, not the nature of the drink that matters. Social factors, tradition, availability and price all influence the quantity of alcohol consumed, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626201/health-issues-cannot-be-ignored-debate-abolishing-wine-tax
  10. Cognac drinkers are coming back

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam When the Hong Kong government reduced its tax on liquor containing less than 30 per cent alcohol in 2008, many of those who had lobbied for its removal hoped that the financial secretary would later follow suit with the tax on spirits- drinks typically containing 40 per cent alcohol or more. Unfortunately for spirits drinkers, this has not happened. At the same time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715202/cognac-drinkers-are-coming-back

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