Hong Kong’s ban on e-cigarettes deviates from the city’s long-standing commitment to free and open markets. Photo: AFP
Stephen Vines
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Vines

Hong Kong’s ban on e-cigarettes is absurd. If vaping is as bad as smoking, why hasn’t tobacco been outlawed?

Stephen Vines says the new ban is based on flawed arguments. Young people are also at risk from carbohydrates, trans fats and fast food, so is the Carrie Lam administration going to intervene in all these markets, too?

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Hong Kong’s ban on e-cigarettes deviates from the city’s long-standing commitment to free and open markets. Photo: AFP
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