The government has cited preventing young people from smoking as a primary rationale for its e-cigarette ban. Photo: Winson Wong The government has cited preventing young people from smoking as a primary rationale for its e-cigarette ban. Photo: Winson Wong
The government has cited preventing young people from smoking as a primary rationale for its e-cigarette ban. Photo: Winson Wong
Alice Wu
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Alice Wu

Hong Kong’s bizarre e-cigarettes ban will boost traditional tobacco products rather than reduce smoking

  • Alice Wu says a ban on the sale, but not use, of e-cigarettes will only push young people to black markets, or perhaps to traditional tobacco products that may well be even less healthy

The government has cited preventing young people from smoking as a primary rationale for its e-cigarette ban. Photo: Winson Wong The government has cited preventing young people from smoking as a primary rationale for its e-cigarette ban. Photo: Winson Wong
The government has cited preventing young people from smoking as a primary rationale for its e-cigarette ban. Photo: Winson Wong
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.