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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com School daze If your child's academic results are giving you a headache, it could be because he or she has one. Children with migraine are 30 per cent more likely to have below average school performance than those ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Imperial Tobacco criticised by Australian health boss over 'sick joke'

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... khaki packaging with graphic health warnings from December 1 under a new anti-smoking policy upheld last month by the nation's highest court. In order to meet the shelf deadline products must be manufactured in plain packets from October 1. Imperial Tobacco rolled out one last branded packet yesterday which attracted the ire of Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The new box shows ...

  3. Passive smoking children face long-term health problems

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Parents, think twice before lighting up in front of your children: you could be setting them up for long-term respiratory illness, according to a study presented last Sunday at the American Thoracic Society Internation ...

  4. Shisha pipe trend poses health risk

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... raises questions about whether authorities are aware of the potential health hazards. An apparent absence of efforts to educate and regulate would suggest not. This is despite overseas studies showing that, depending on the tobacco used and smoking method, a shisha pipe is as bad for health as a cigarette- and perhaps dramatically worse. Although the smoke first passes through water ...

  5. Health worries may cloud fun of shisha smoking fad

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... organisation Clear the Air, in an e-mail to the South China Morning Post. One study carried out by Britain's Department of Health showed that carbon monoxide produced in an average shisha session, ... The government also had no figures on how many shisha bars there were in the city. The Health Department, however, confirmed that water pipes fell within the smoking public health ordinance, were ...

  6. Health bites

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... compared to a similar meal with no spices,' says Sheila West, an associate professor of biobehavioural health. The spices included rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, ... with co-workers has long-term health benefits, according to a study by Tel Aviv University researchers published in Health Psychology. Over 20 years, they tracked 820 adults aged between 25 and 65, who ...

  7. Put tobacco tax to work in health promotion

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lee Shiu-hung All along, Hong Kong has taken a multi-pronged approach to tobacco control. The measures include tobacco taxes, legislation under the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, health education, control of tobacco advertising and publicity, and protection from passive smoking. The measures are in line with the strategies contained in the World Health Organisation ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SMOKING

    Cigarette tax still failing to meet international standard

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:13pm

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Increase of tax by HK$4 per pack fails to meet 70% level recommended by WHO, as some manufacturers have raised their prices Tax on cigarettes is still failing to meet levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, despite the increase announced in last week’s budget, the Council on Smoking and Health has warned. Lisa Lau Man-man, chairwoman ...

  9. Health experts demand an end to smoking in government offices

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen More than 100 health experts- at a meeting attended by Health Minister Chen Zhu- publicly called on government officials to set an example for the rest of the country by banning smoking in their workplaces. Before passing down rules to citizens, as specified by the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and promoting 'smoke-free ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOBACCO

    Newspaper vendors say tobacco-tax hike could force them out of business

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:31pm by LO WEI

    ... turned to illegal cigarettes. Last week health officials announced that they are exploring the possibility of raising tobacco taxes ahead of the financial secretary’s budget speech on February 26. Lisa Lau Man-man, chairwoman of the Council on Smoking and Health, told the same radio show that increasing tobacco tax is effective in motivating smokers to quit – and preventing young ...




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