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E-newsletter - August 2012





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Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court

The Highest Court of Australia upheld the Australian plain packaging law by rejecting the tobacco companies’ challenge on 15 August. COSH welcomes the court ruling as it strengthens the tobacco control measures in a great extent and advocates to the Hong Kong Government for adopting plain packaging in Hong Kong so as to reduce tobacco promotion.


Support “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign 2012 Launch Ceremony 

With the full support from the 18 District Councils, COSH organizes a territory-wide “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign 2012 and conducts the kick-off ceremony on Father's Day. The Quit to Win counters are available in 18 districts for the general public to obtain smoke-free message through games and exhibition whereas smokers can receive health assessments and smoking cessation conselling. 

Elderly Smoking Cessation Pilot Programme

To meet the needs and improve the health for the elderly, COSH launches ‘Elderly Smoking Cessation Pilot Programme’in 2012 to promote tobacco hazards and encourage the elderly to say no to smoking.

News Update



Eating fruit and vegetable helps people quit smoking


According to the latest issue of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, fruit and vegetable not only benefits your health but also helps people quit smoking.



Changes of No Smoking Status in Public Transport Facilities (PTF) 


With effect from 1 June 2012, 9 PTFs are designated as no smoking areas as they fulfilled the criteria in section 3 (1AB) of Cap. 371. Due to changes in the physical establishment on the ground, boundaries of no smoking areas allocated in 13 PTFs (including 9 open-air PTFs and 4 PTFs with superstructures) are revised.






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