In an article headlined 'Shenzhen manufacturers get the taste for e-cigarettes' published on B1 on February 18, 2011, a reference to electronic cigarette maker Dragonite International could have been taken to mean that the company does not possess patents related to e-cig

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

Uphill battle to curb tobacco giants

Anti-smoking campaigners and health experts have outlined eight tactics they say the mainland's tobacco monopoly is using to undermine national efforts to curb the spread of the addictive product.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Shisha pipe trend poses health risk

Our trend-conscious society has a habit of embracing what is fashionable first and thinking of the consequences later. Most times, it is just a new clothing line or electronic gadget, so there are minimal, if any, risks. Shisha tobacco does not fall into such a category.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Canto-pop stars share tips to help you stub out

Quit Smoking - Tobacco Control Office of the Department of Health Free Rating 9/10

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

No danger of the cocktails running out as L'etage marks grand opening with a two-day party

If you are looking for yet another excuse for a boys' night out, L'etage has just had its grand opening in Staunton Street.

The bar has a menu featuring more than 500 classic cocktails, while the basement houses a spacious cigar lounge and store offering a wide range of Cuban cigars and smoking accessories.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Peering through the smoke at cancer fund's Cuban connection

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dying habit

Iceland is considering banning the sale of cigarettes except by prescription at pharmacies. The legislative proposal will be debated in its parliament this autumn, and some say it has little chance of succeeding.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Better to be blunt to combat tobacco

The campaign against smoking has come full circle in Hong Kong with a return to emphasis on the health risks highlighted in the mid-1990s.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's fight to stub out smoking

There's a world war on. The enemy: tobacco.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am


Fears grow for mainland food

Recently, the problem of tainted or fake foods on the mainland has been worsening. We are seeing fake eggs, tainted milk, chemicals in meat and cancer-causing substances in vegetables.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland smoking war calls for determination

There is a temptation to think of it as yet another case of officials blowing smoke. A week after the mainland's first wide-ranging public indoor smoking ban took effect, there is little sign that much has changed. Customers continue to light up as much as before in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tax rises shown to slash rate of smoking

Fewer people are buying cigarettes and more are trying to quit since the government increased the tobacco tax by 41.5 per cent in February, while a previous rise caused a dramatic reduction in youth smoking, new statistics and university studies show.

Retailers say cigarette sales plunged by almost 40 per cent immediately after the increase was announced in this year's budget.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Raising tax will not deter smokers

The government increased tobacco tax last year. This year, it has further raised the tax. Now a pack of cigarettes costs about HK$54. But I do not think the move will help to reduce the number of smokers.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Officials' nanny state outlook is creating a society of small minds

I refer to the quote from Professor Lam Tai-hing, director of the school of public health at the University of Hong Kong, quoted in your headline, regarding the 41.5 per cent rise in tobacco duty ('Critics of increased tobacco tax, 'enemies of public health'', February 25).

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

CSL pampers clients at Happy Valley with punting party

Premium clients of 1O1O mobile network operator CSL enjoyed a night of pampering on Wednesday, watching Turbo King become the first horse over the finishing line in the finale of this year's 1O1O Million Challenge.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am