Oral presentations at meetings of Bills Committee on Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2019

Dr William HC Li, Director of HKU Youth Quitline, and Dr Eva KY Ho, representing our Women Quitline, made oral presentations at the meetings of Bills Committee on Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2019 in support of the Government’s proposal to ban the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertisement of alternative smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and herbal cigarettes.  

Support Total Ban on E-Cigarettes and New Tobacco Product

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH), in collaboration with various medical associations, tobacco control organizations, academia and non-government organizations, launches a signatory campaign to gather the public support to urge the Government to totally ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other new tobacco products, including heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products to safeguard public health. Timeline

Letter from Prof. Sophia S.C. Chan, JP, Secretary for Food and Health, Hong Kong (Extracted)

Subject: Policy Address 2018 – Ban on E-cigarettes and Other New Smoking Products Date received: 10 October 2018 To safeguard the health of the public, the Government has made strenuous efforts in tobacco control. Different measures have been introduced, including the designation and continuous expansion of no-smoking areas, and periodic increases in tobacco duty. With