The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has proposed raising the current tax on a pack of cigarettes from HK$38 to HK$76. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has proposed raising the current tax on a pack of cigarettes from HK$38 to HK$76. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Two-thirds of Hong Kong smokers will quit or reduce habit if cigarette prices rise, group calling for doubled tobacco tax says

  • Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health points to university findings saying more than half of surveyed would either reduce or quit habit in the wake of price increase
  • Council last month proposed raising current tax on pack of cigarettes from HK$38 (US$5) to HK$76

The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has proposed raising the current tax on a pack of cigarettes from HK$38 to HK$76. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has proposed raising the current tax on a pack of cigarettes from HK$38 to HK$76. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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