A bill to amend the Smoking Ordinance proposes to subject anyone who brings in, imports, makes, sells, distributes or promotes new smoking products in Hong Kong – including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and herbal cigarettes – to a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine of HK$50,000 if convicted. The first reading will take place on February 20. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong vaping ban is based on sound reasoning: but it could go further

  • E-cigarette use is not conclusively associated with helping tobacco smokers to quit
  • If the likelihood of giving rise to a black market is a reason to allow the sale of certain products, what about drugs or endangered animals?
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A bill to amend the Smoking Ordinance proposes to subject anyone who brings in, imports, makes, sells, distributes or promotes new smoking products in Hong Kong – including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and herbal cigarettes – to a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine of HK$50,000 if convicted. The first reading will take place on February 20. Photo: Edward Wong
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