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  1. Drug for smokers to quit could be a drag on resources

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... consultations with doctors on quitting smoking covered by basic medical insurance and the drugs involved in such treatment included in the essential drugs catalogue. While many doctors and tobacco ... it is appropriate to extend limited basic medical insurance to cover such drugs. The mainland is the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco, accounting for 40 per cent of cigarette sales. ...

  2. Interfering busybodies

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... was forced to concede that the much hyped scheme for testing schoolchildren for drug use has resulted in not a single positive test. In other words, the scheme, with its gross intrusion on personal liberty, has yielded precisely nothing. Naturally, Wong did not see it that way and made the unverifiable assertion that testing had helped students in their resolve not to take drugs and assisted ...

  3. Customs seize 2.6kg of cannabis, arrest two men

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a dangerous drug' and would appear at a Tsuen Wan Magistrate on Thursday. The 25-year-old man has been released. The spokesman said drug trafficking can lead to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million. Police in Hong Kong are concerned about an increase in drug trafficking into the territory in recent years. Health experts generally agree that cannabis smoking ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to dismantle their autonomy. Brian Stuckey, Denver, Colorado, US War on drugs wastes lives and money There was yet another photo opportunity with customs officers in front of the 'city's ... against trafficking of illegal drugs'. Yet another bit of nonsense. A recent New York Times article noted that the price of cocaine today is 74 per cent cheaper than it was 30 years ago. ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... venue to help develop Chinese opera. Hung Wing-kee, Tuen Mun What do you think of the drug-abuse proposals? I refer to the letter by Wing Tam (Talkback, December 17). She mentioned that students are taking drugs outside school. Some even cross the border to the mainland to get their drugs. However, I think she misunderstands the aims of the proposed compulsory drug tests in schools, which ...

  6. Quota on tax-free cigarettes

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... worthwhile for criminals to think of ways to beat the system. We can see this in all sorts of things like alcohol, drugs and prostitution. The criminal element often becomes an entity on its own, as has happened with drugs and the terrible killings happening in Mexico and Haiti. It would be terrible if such a thing were to happen over cigarettes. The move also opens the way for corruption ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Make Hong Kong more family-friendly says women's survey

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... than shark deaths, hypothermia, murder, suicide, drowning, death on the roads (1.3 million), industrial accidents, prescription and illegal drugs, tuberculosis (1.4 million) and HIV/Aids (1.7 ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and if they are caught they will be fined. All they have to do to avoid that is go outside. Mike Lam, Kwun Tong What do you think of the drug-testing system? I support the drug-testing system for students, although I accept that there are drawbacks and there will be substantial administrative costs. I think the tests can act as a deterrent to young drug abusers, who are putting their lives at risk. ...

  9. $3m worth of cannabis seized

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Thailand. Officers from the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau grabbed most of the haul near Mei Foo Sun Chuen after they intercepted a goods vehicle which was supposed to be transporting artificial plants there at about 4pm. The drugs weighed 26kg and had a street value of about $3.1 million. When officers examined the vehicle they found most of the cannabis in a plastic box ...

  10. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on Saturday, the Qianjiang Evening News reports. About 100 firefighters and 13 fire engines went to the scene. No one was injured. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Drug ring busted A drug-smuggling ring was busted through a joint effort by police from Zhejiang, Yunnan and Hubei, China News Service reports. The drugs were smuggled from Myanmar and sold in Zhejiang after being ...




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