More than 1,000 cartons of cigarettes stored in a warehouse in Kwai Chung were set ablaze by a fire that broke out early Thursday morning.Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 6:01pm 1 comment
With their backs to the wall amid increasingly tough regulations, as well as the looming threat of having to remove all branding from cigarette packets, tobacco companies need all the allies they can find.9 Jun 2013 - 9:19am
The 9.3 million cigarettes and 90kg of tobacco were found in a container that arrived in Hong Kong from Port Kelang in Malaysia via Singapore.1 May 2013 - 5:52am
Christopher Columbus would have never imagined that, shortly after he introduced tobacco into Europe, it would become one of the main threats to health in several Latin American and Asian countries, as opium did in the 19th century, particularly in China.26 Feb 2013 - 3:19am
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan won election to a second five-year mandate but his rival alleged violations and international observers complained the polls lacked competition.20 Feb 2013 - 4:32am
Price measures have been shown around the world to be the single, most effective measure in reducing tobacco use, especially among the young. The protection of young people from addiction to tobacco should be one of Hong Kong's highest public health priorities.18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am
Women smokers are at a greater risk than at any time in recent decades from lung cancer and other ailments linked to their tobacco use, according to a study published on Wednesday.
The research in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found a marked increase in deaths among female smokers from lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease and other health ailments.24 Jan 2013 - 3:51pm
A fresh water pipe burst beneath Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai yesterday leaving shops and households without water.7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am
The European Union executive has called for strongly flavoured cigarettes to be banned, and unveiled legislation imposing graphic images of the risks of smoking on all cigarette packaging.21 Dec 2012 - 4:08am
A law forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets came into effect in Australia on Saturday in an effort to strip any glamour from smoking and prevent young people from taking it up.1 Dec 2012 - 3:12pm
Women can add nine years to their lives by quitting smoking before the age of 40 but still face a 20-per cent higher death rate than those who never smoked, a study said yesterday.28 Oct 2012 - 4:15am
Customs officers have seized illicit cigarettes worth HK$3.3 million and arrested three suspected smugglers in Tsing Yi, the government announced on Thursday.
A customs spokesman said the haul involved 110 boxes holding a total of around 1.3 million sticks of duty-not-paid cigarettes. The cargo is worth about HK$3.3 million and the duty potential on the cigarettes is HK$2.3 million.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Australia slammed a cigarette company for making a "sick joke" of new plain packaging laws by phasing in the new wrapping with the boast that "it's what's on the inside that counts".13 Sep 2012 - 4:11am
Thursday is World No-Tobacco Day, and the theme this year is 'tobacco industry interference'. The World Health Organisation (WHO) aims to use this day, and continue throughout the next year, to educate policymakers and the general public about the tobacco industry's nefarious and harmful tactics.29 May 2012 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
WHO focuses on 'a ruthless and devious enemy'21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am