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COSH honoured with WHO “World No Tobacco Day Award”

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) is awarded the World No Tobacco Day Award of World Health Organization (WHO) in recognition of its accomplishments and contribution to Hong Kong tobacco control works. Ms Lisa Lau, MH, JP, COSH Chairman expressed her gratitude for the recognition, “It is our honour to receive WHO’s recognition for COSH’s works in the past 25 years. 

The 4th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign



Following the success in past three contests, COSH collaborated with School of Nursing & School of Public Health, The University of
Hong Kong and Television Broadcast Limited (TVB) to organize the 4th “Quit to Win” Smoke-free Community Campaign. The campaign is supported by 18 District Council and
cooperated with District
Non-profit Organization (NGO).

Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2013 


Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) and Radio 1 of Radio Television Hong Kong co-organize the Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2013, with full support of over 30 chambers of commerce and industrial associations. The campaign aims to promote smoke-free culture through the business sector to management, employees, customers, the general public and other stakeholders.

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Point-of-sale (POS) tobacco display bans reduce exposure to tobacco marketing and impulse cigarette purchases  

 

According to a study in Health Education Research of Oxford Journal, implementing point-of-sale (POS) tobacco display bans could significantly reduce exposure to tobacco marketing and impulse cigarette purchases.

 

 

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke could lead to aggressive and antisocial behavior

 

According to World Health Organization, over 40% of children worldwide are exposed to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke does not only lead to health risks, a research study from University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital proved that exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood can lead to aggressive and antisocial behavior in later childhood.


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
                               

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