COSH welcomes the extension of smoking ban to eight bus interchanges at the tunnel portal areas today
2016.03.31Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (“COSH”) welcomes the extension of smoking ban to include eight bus interchanges located within the tunnel portal areas starting from today (31 March 2016) which can protect the public from the harms of secondhand smoke. COSH commissioned the School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong to conduct the Tobacco Control Policy-related Survey 2015* and found that 93.9% of respondents supported to designate public transport stops as statutory no-smoking areas. COSH Chairman Mr Antonio KWONG remarked, “COSH urges the Government to continue to strengthen the multi-pronged tobacco control measures, including expansion of no-smoking areas to safeguard public health.”
Public Opinion Programme of The University of Hong Kong was the survey agency of the Tobacco Control Policy-related Survey 2015 to randomly interview over 5,000 respondents, including 1,834 never smokers, 1,712 ex-smokers and 1,706 current smokers, from April to October 2015 by telephone.