The combination of affordable cigarettes made possible by low taxes and aggressive marketing tactics from the tobacco industry could attract young people to smoking. Photo: AFP The combination of affordable cigarettes made possible by low taxes and aggressive marketing tactics from the tobacco industry could attract young people to smoking. Photo: AFP
The combination of affordable cigarettes made possible by low taxes and aggressive marketing tactics from the tobacco industry could attract young people to smoking. Photo: AFP

Letters | Raise Hong Kong tobacco tax to protect youth against lifelong addiction

  • Although taxation is highly effective in reducing tobacco use among young people, the last substantial increase in tobacco tax was more than eight years ago
  • Cigarettes are even more accessible to young people today than in the 1990s

Topic |   Smoking and vaping
The combination of affordable cigarettes made possible by low taxes and aggressive marketing tactics from the tobacco industry could attract young people to smoking. Photo: AFP The combination of affordable cigarettes made possible by low taxes and aggressive marketing tactics from the tobacco industry could attract young people to smoking. Photo: AFP
The combination of affordable cigarettes made possible by low taxes and aggressive marketing tactics from the tobacco industry could attract young people to smoking. Photo: AFP
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