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Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards - Judging Panel

 
Honourable Patron

        Dr. York Y N Chow, GBS, JP Secretary
      Dr. York Y N Chow, GBS, JP
    Secretary for Food and Health
Tobacco kills. We all recognize the harm of smoking. Here in Hong Kong, around 7,000 people died from diseases caused by cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke every year, bringing huge losses to the economy, public health and lives. To safeguard public health, the Hong Kong Government has taken a multi-pronged approach in controlling tobacco use. Through promotion, education, legislation, law enforcement, promotion of smoking cessation and taxation, we strive to reduce tobacco consumption and protect the public from second-hand smoke as far as possible.

With the support of the community, the smoking prevalence in our population has dropped significantly from 23% in the 1980s to 11% now. Notwithstanding the considerable progress made, the Government will continue its effort in the fight against this global health epidemic. Nonetheless, the support of the community is crucial to the success of tobacco control. In this regard, I must thank those socially-responsible employers who have made strenuous efforts in promoting a smoke-free workplace and in encouraging their staff to quit smoking. They have made outstanding contributions in safeguarding their employees’ health, enhancing working efficiency and promoting the importance of anti-smoking in Hong Kong.

With the united spirit in all of us to protect public health together with the concerted efforts of the community, I have every confident that we can make Hong Kong a smoke-free city!
 
Judging Panel

Ms. Lisa LAU, MH, JP Chairman
Dr. Anthony WU, GBS, JP Chairman
Dr. LAM Ping-yan, JP Director
Ms. Lisa LAU, MH, JP
Chairman of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health


Dr. Anthony WU, GBS, JP
Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Dr. LAM Ping-yan, JP
Director of Health
Prof. LAM Tai-hing, JP Director
Mr. Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP President
Dr. Patrick WONG, BBS, JP Chairman
Prof. LAM Tai-hing, JP
Director of School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
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Mr. Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP
President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd
Dr. Patrick WONG, BBS, JP
Chairman of Quit-Winners Club
 
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