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Tobacco Control Office

New ads focus on smoking hazards

After a decade pushing a more subtle anti-smoking message, Hong Kong needs to hammer home the health risks of tobacco, campaigners say.

Friday, 8 July, 2011, 12:00am

Smoking banned at more public transport sites

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Tobacco staff quitting posts

Plagued by a high resignation rate among tobacco control inspectors, the government is considering bringing them into the civil service as a way of retaining them.

Nearly a quarter of the inspectors hired by the Tobacco Control Office quit their jobs in 2007-08, compared to 16 per cent the previous year.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should the ban on smoking in bars be delayed?

Jeffrey Tam Chun-kit, chairman of the Hong Kong Bars and Karaoke Rights Advocacy (Talkback, November 29), argued that if the ban was imposed, the businesses of the bars and other entertainment venues would be hurt.

I disagree.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Anti-smoking law is not being applied fairly in Wan Chai bars

The tobacco control ordinance is a badly written law that has left bar owners subject to the whims of individual tobacco control officers and the Wan Chai Business Association wants a clarification, through these columns, of the current legal interpretation.

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Bars keep right to host smokers

A year after smoking was banned in public places, only one of 1,300 entertainment establishments granted exemption from the law until mid-2009 has lost that status.

Post 97 in Lan Kwai Fong lost its exemption 10 days ago after the Tobacco Control Office (TCO) deemed it to be a restaurant, meaning the ban should apply.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tougher action sought to enforce smoking ban

Legislators yesterday urged the government to employ more inspectors for the Tobacco Control Office and for police to be more actively involved in enforcing the smoking ban.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Suspect held over beating after clash with restaurant smokers

Police arrested a 51-year-old man over an assault on a group of celebrities and academics after they called on diners at a North Point restaurant to stop smoking.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Suspect held over beating after clash with restaurant smokers

Police arrested a 51-year-old man over an assault on a group of celebrities and academics after they called on diners at a North Point restaurant to stop smoking.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

The war against smoking gets heavy

8 May 2007 - 12:00am