Hong Kong’s effective e-cig prohibition ‘puts smoking reduction target at risk’

By Mark Andrews


New regulations that came into force at the end of April will make it hard for Hong Kong to achieve its 2025 smoking reduction targets, one concerned harm reduction association claims.

The full ban on new tobacco products prohibits the import, promotion, manufacture, sale or possession for commercial purposes of all forms of e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products and herbal cigarettes.

According to government figures, around 10% of over-15s in Hong Kong are daily smokers; there are no official figures for users of other tobacco-related products.

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