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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Plain cigarette packs can make health warnings more credible

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry to undermine health warnings and encourage the false belief that some brands are less hazardous than others. Branding imagery and colour are used by the industry to distract attention from health warnings. Some brands incorporate the colours of health warnings into the design of the pack, causing the warnings to blend into the overall pack design and become less salient. Studies ...

  4. Tougher laws on way for smokers, says health chief

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Open-air interchanges would be the next target, the health minister said yesterday. But bus drivers said there was nothing they could do to enforce the rules apart from advising passengers, who are often seen smoking in enclosed interchanges, where smoking is already banned. Speaking in the Legislative Council, health minister York Chow Yat-ngok said his ultimate goal was to establish ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. War on smoking a priority for health director

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The Health Department will tighten laws on tobacco advertising and push for more powers to enforce rules The new director of health has declared war on smoking and wants the power ... to enact anti-smoking laws. 'We are seeking to achieve smoke-free workplaces and we need to tackle the problem of passive smoking,' he said. The Department of Health now has only ...

  7. Smoking ruins your health- and looks

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was surprised to learn that many teenagers smoke cigarettes. Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. It causes lung cancer, and has an impact on the functioning of the entire ... remind yourself that in addition to destroying your health, smoking will also damage your looks. Smoking ages the skin, discolours your nails and teeth and makes you smell. It's not a good ...

  8. Karaokes say smoking ban bad for their health

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, said the survey showed that many people were ignorant about the harm of cigarettes and passive smoking. The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said ...

  9. New code on smoking for health sector

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The World Health Organisation is to ask medical groups in Hong Kong to adopt a code of practice in dealing with the tobacco industry and to help reduce smoking. About 70 groups representing of health professionals- doctors, nurses, pharmacists, the self-medication industry and the medical faculties of universities in Hong Kong- will be asked to adopt the code, according ...

  10. Light up the track

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is well known that smoking is detrimental to human health. But that has not stopped top athletes like footballer Wayne Rooney, basketball legend Michael Jordan and tennis star Anna Kournikova from lighting up. So why do competitive athletes smoke when they know the habit is bad for them? Dr James Oliver from Island Health Family Practice says that, according to some reports, about 4 per cent ...




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