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In preparation to the Vote on the Budget, an Open Letter to the HK Government on Tobacco Tax

ashtrayPrice measures have been shown around the world to be the single, most effective measure in reducing tobacco use, especially among the young. Tobacco is responsible for 7,000 deaths and community costs of more than five billion dollars annually in Hong Kong. We urge the Government to review its tobacco control strategy and ensure that in particular its legislative and fiscal measures are comprehensive, coherent and rigorously enforced. The protection of young people from addiction to tobacco should be one of our highest public health priorities.

Read the full letter – download the English PDF.

Download the Chinese PDF here.

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