E-cigarettes and other vaping products on display at a shop in Tsim Sha Tsui. Instead of banning e-cigarettes, the government should regulate them the way it regulates smoking, that is, by requiring buyers to show proof of age. Photo: Nora Tam

Take it from a smoker: Hong Kong vaping ban will push more people to choose tobacco

  • Young people who are curious to try smoking will just light a cigarette if vaping is prohibited, not to mention the smokers who are trying to quit
  • Hong Kong government move will do little to benefit public health, but will probably fatten up the coffers
Topic |   Smoking and vaping

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E-cigarettes and other vaping products on display at a shop in Tsim Sha Tsui. Instead of banning e-cigarettes, the government should regulate them the way it regulates smoking, that is, by requiring buyers to show proof of age. Photo: Nora Tam
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