防止青少年吸煙委員會

控煙問題﹕政府有多大承擔?

控煙問題﹕政府有多大承擔?

(刊於2005.1.15 信報) 政府近日公布了修訂《吸煙(公眾衛生)條例》的簡介文件,引起各方討論。有關討論幾乎毫無例外的以擴大禁煙區為焦點。原因無他,綜觀整份文份,並無新意可言,只是加強現有的規管。既然蜀中無大將,廖化唯有充作先鋒,擴大禁煙區遂成為焦點。...

Urge for solidarity among Anti-tobacco front

Urge for solidarity among Anti-tobacco front

(Published on 2004.11.26 SCMP) Ms Annelise Connell, vice-chairperson of Clear the Air has through this column spread unfounded message about the Committee on Youth Smoking Prevention. We consider and it has been socially recognized that the Committee is an integral part of the anti-tobacco social force. Ms Connell’s allegations against the Committee...

Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention Policy Requested

Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention Policy Requested

(published on 2004.11.21 SCMP) In responding to Hedley and Yu’s article in this column, several misunderstandings should be clarified. First, our Committee supports all measures effectively preventing youth smoking. However, we request the government to formulate a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control strategy, instead of a fragmented and...

More Attention for Youth Smoking Prevention

More Attention for Youth Smoking Prevention

(published on 2004.11.06 SCMP) One out of two long-term smokers were killed by tobacco related diseases. Every eight seconds, someone in the world dies from tobacco use. In Hong Kong, six thousand people die each year because of smoking. The direct expenditure on smoking related diseases has reached 900 million. According to WHO, half of those who start smoking...

修例需更注重防止青少年吸煙

修例需更注重防止青少年吸煙

(刊於2004.11.03 大公報) 近日政府終於宣佈將於本立法年度內向立法會提出「吸煙(公眾衛生)條例第371章」修訂案,該條例的修訂諮詢文件自二零零一年六月出版至今,已三年有餘,一直未有任何動靜。周一嶽局長甫上任即加速推動修訂,實為一德政。...

Effective Enforcement Against Teen Smoking

(published on 2004.10.31 SCMP) The Government finally expressed her plan to introduce the amendment bill of the “Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance” in this legislative year after the three-year “frozen period”. Though the detailed amendment is still unknown, the government’s intention has already brought controversy among parties...

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