Beijing city authorities are considering implementing a complete ban on smoking in indoor public spaces, a move that some see as the precursor to a similar ban nationwide.Wednesday, 28 March, 2012, 12:00am
After a decade pushing a more subtle anti-smoking message, Hong Kong needs to hammer home the health risks of tobacco, campaigners say.
Leading anti-tobacco advocates believe smokers may have become blase about health warnings, and say it is time to refresh memories.8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Top medical experts in the city have branded opponents to higher tobacco taxes 'enemies of public health', after some lawmakers said the proposed increase was unnecessary.25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Peter Wong of The Lion Rock Institute is being disingenuous in his criticism of anti-smoking groups and raising the tobacco tax ('Lifestyle choices go up in smoke with tax rises', January 31).
Even describing smoking as a 'lifestyle choice' is misleading - it is is highly addictive.12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Time to learn about 'greening'
It is time for Hong Kong residents to realise the importance of 'greening'. We need to protect our environment before it is too late.
Greening can be done by adopting new ways of doing things. For example, we can recycle paper and plastic, reduce packaging, and save energy.2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Helping smokers to quit improves their health and saves lives. It also reduces the substantial burden smokers place on the health budget. A proposed change to a bill introducing a fixed penalty for lighting up in no-smoking areas therefore deserves serious consideration.14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
The smoking ban in most public indoor areas has encouraged more teenagers to quit the habit. But anti-smoking organisations say the government can do more to reduce nicotine addiction among young people.4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Cigarette consumption up despite limit on smoking areas
A year after the smoking ban was introduced in most public places, more than 12 million more cigarettes a month are being smoked in the city.2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Tobacco ban flouted at many venues
Upstairs rooms in many cafes in the city's entertainment districts are being turned into illicit smoking dens in defiance of anti-smoking laws that took effect in January.3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am