Promotion of e-cigarettes at a “vape fair” in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Ban e-cigarettes to protect the health of Hong Kong teens

  • Prevention of initial exposure to nicotine, whether via e-cigarette or conventional cigarette, is of paramount importance to stop smoking initiation
  • Studies show the use of e-cigarettes by adolescents significantly and strongly predicts the use of conventional cigarettes
Topic |   Smoking

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Promotion of e-cigarettes at a “vape fair” in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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The perceived glamour of smoking, combined with the belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful, could be bad news for young people who become addicted. Photo: Winson Wong

Should Hong Kong ban e-cigarettes?

  • Parents are right to be concerned about their children becoming addicted to e-cigarettes and vaping products
  • A ban may be the best way to prevent young people getting hooked, but the right of others to buy tobacco products must be respected
Topic |   Smoking

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The perceived glamour of smoking, combined with the belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful, could be bad news for young people who become addicted. Photo: Winson Wong
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