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  1. letters

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... College Taking life to the Straightedge Teenagers who abuse illegal drugs, drink alcohol and smoke are unfortunately too common in Hong Kong. Teens should stop intoxicating themselves ... habit' among teenagers, and smokers are becoming more unpopular. The government should increase the tobacco tax every year to discourage smoking. Pictures on cigarette packets could show more ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Connell, Stanley What do you think of the drug-abuse proposals? In recent years, the drug problem in Hong Kong, especially among teenagers, has worsened. We keep reading news reports about young ... would not catch students who take drugs but do so outside school. Also, it is easy now to cross the border to the mainland. It is easy for teenagers to go to the mainland to take drugs. It only ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to smoke. Enforcers should not be lenient, or else the office and the ordinance would become a 'paper tiger'. Wong, Mid-Levels Q What can be done to curb drug abuse by young people across the border? I am astonished to learn that youngsters aged only 13 cross the border to take drugs. The 24-hour opening of the border encourages teenagers to travel across the border. I wonder ...

  4. Talkback

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

    ... 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. ... disagree with the group convenor of the Youth Union, who said that teenagers will end up being victims of the scheme ('Activists meet to oppose drug test', August 10). ...

  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 ... and we can work to wean them off drugs. A school is a place for learning. However, it should also be a place where a troubled teenager can be helped to switch from drugs to a healthy lifestyle. ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... note of these problems and take action if the situation persists. Michael Fok, Discovery Bay What do you think of the drug-abuse proposals? Supporters of the proposed implementation ... it can achieve its aims. The point of this test is to target teenagers using drugs. However, some students may avoid going to school so as not to get tested, and this will deprive teachers ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will learn to adapt. I think the government should be willing to help those smokers who want to give up. Li Ka-kei, Tsuen Wan What do you think of the drug-abuse proposals? I can understand why ... Of course, in this part of Hong Kong we are close to the mainland. It is very easy for teenagers to cross the border and get hold of drugs. It is argued that these tests can alert people to those ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teachers face the risk of being attacked occur when students are under the influence of drugs. I think the drug-abuse problem has been out of control for some time. People who are opposed ... with teenagers taking illicit drugs in schools and on beaches. I miss the good old days when the courts could impose stiffer penalties. Johnny Lee Chi-ho, Cheung Sha Wan On other matters... My cousin who ...

  9. letters

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pressure, such as drug abuse. This may lead to more serious problems. Still, I hope they will give up smoking as it is bad for their health. Karen Tsoi, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Europe ... managed his time better and had enough rest. According to my knowledge of biology, huge pressure will increase the risk of getting cancer. His death also made me think that we teenagers should try ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the best way to stop children smoking? The root cause of many social problems like drug abuse, smoking or juvenile delinquency is a lack of a warm and happy family. The weak will tend to be wayward ... to change their values. Many teenagers misconceive smoking as a sign of maturity. Some children may also say: 'My father has been smoking for years, but he is still alive, so where ...




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