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  1. Lobby changes tack in smoking war

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... of the board. Clear the Air argues that under the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, owners who allow customers to smoke are violating requirements to maintain a reasonably safe workplace ... or leave. The group says it will challenge the granting of liquor licences to establishments that allow smoking, on the grounds that they are breaking occupational safety laws. Clear the Air hopes ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. talk back

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the smoke-free workplace laws in Thailand do not specifically include bar employees. However, this does not mean that bars cannot be sued under occupational health and safety laws, only ... by tobacco smoke. It is just that they have not been sued under existing occupational health and safety laws for doing so- yet. 3. The World Health Organisation has concluded that there is no safe ...

  5. Linking liquor licence to smoke-free vow rejected

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... to be introduced later this year, it is campaigning for businesses to go smoke-free now. It argues that occupational safety laws could be interpreted to protect staff from the hazards of second-hand smoke. ... interrupted a presentation by Ms Connell about the health and legal justifications of her group's opposition. 'Can you please focus on how this will affect the restaurant? I assure you we ...

  6. Fume free but still hard bitten

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... placed on the WHO's Model List of Essential Medicines- an indication of the high-quality evidence of these NRTs' effectiveness and safety, along with the public health need for them. ... that there is no health risk. In fact, she says they tell her to keep chewing as much as she likes. According to the World Health Organisation's Tobacco Free Initiative, nicotine gum should be used for up ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Effectiveness may be little more than a smokescreen

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... found in ordinary cigarettes. But their effectiveness and safety have been heavily debated among researchers, clinicians and policymakers. The e-cigarette was invented in 2003. It consists ... enjoy.' A study published last October in the BMC Public Health journal found that among 40 regular smokers who were given e-cigarettes over six months, 22.5 per cent quit smoking altogether. ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and sights of animal body parts. Animal rights will be advanced, and health-care costs will be reduced dramatically if gastric, digestive and circulatory disorders are minimised. Hong Kong can lead ... to consume a legal product. Vegans might also consider joining forces with teetotallers, other concerned groups and health-care experts. Big Anti-Tobacco has shown all of them the way forward. Shout ...




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