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Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards - Event Details

 

Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards was kicked off on 26 September 2011 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and attracted some 20 companies’ representatives to join. The launch ceremony was officiated by Dr York Y N CHOW, GBS, JP (Secretary for Food and Health), Ms Lisa LAU, MH, JP (COSH Chairman), 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, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong), Mr Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP (President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd.), Dr Patrick WONG, BBS, JP (Chairman of Quit-Winners Club) and Mr KWOK Chun On (Smoking Cessation Ambassador).

"COSH has been actively working on promotion of smoking cessation after the extension of designated no smoking areas to public indoor areas and workplace in 2007 for the sake of public health. This year, COSH is organizing "Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards" with an aim to promote smoke-free culture and smoking cessation among businesses and their employees, for a smoke-free Hong Kong." Ms Lisa LAU, MH, JP, COSH Chairman said. The Chairman also recommended businesses from all sectors to participate in the Awards and set a role model in the industry.

Honourable Patron Dr York Y N CHOW, GBS, JP, Secretary for Food and Health made an opening remark at the ceremony, “With the support of the community, the smoking prevalence in our population has dropped significantly from 23% in the 1980s to 11.1% now. Notwithstanding the considerable progress made, the Government will continue its effort in promotion of smoking cessation and the fight against this global health epidemic. Nonetheless, the support of the community is crucial to the success of tobacco control.”

Prof LAM Tai-hing, JP (Director, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong) gave a briefing on the benefits of smoke-free workplace. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Pok Oi Hospital also hosted information booths to introduce their smoking cessation services.


Ms Lisa LAU, MH, JP, Chairman of COSH, made the opening remarks of the ceremony
Ms Lisa LAU, MH, JP, Chairman of COSH, made the opening remarks of the ceremony

Honourable Patron Dr York Y N CHOW delivered a speech during the ceremony
Honourable Patron Dr York Y N CHOW delivered a speech during the ceremony

Dr Anthony WU, Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) recommended HKGCC members and all corporations in Hong Kong to take part in the Awards
Dr Anthony WU, Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) recommended HKGCC members and all corporations in Hong Kong to take part in the Awards

Smoking Cessation Ambassador KWOK Chun On shared his cessation experience at the ceremony
Smoking Cessation Ambassador KWOK Chun On shared his cessation experience at the ceremony

The launch ceremony was kick-off by the officiating guests
The launch ceremony was kick-off by the officiating guests

Honourable Patron Dr York Y N CHOW presented a trophy to the Supporting Partner of the Awards
Honourable Patron Dr York Y N CHOW presented a trophy to the Supporting Partner of the Awards

Prof LAM Tai-hing, JP gave a briefing on the benefits of smoke-free workplace
Prof LAM Tai-hing, JP gave a briefing on the benefits of smoke-free workplace

COSH, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Pok Oi Hospital hosted information booths to introduce the Awards and smoking cessation services
COSH, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Pok Oi Hospital hosted information booths to introduce the Awards and smoking cessation services
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