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Vox Populi: Further tobacco tax hike needed

tax hikeLast updated: March 11, 2010

Source: SCMP

Despite a series of government measures aimed at reducing smoking in Hong Kong, our tobacco tax is still very low compared with other places. Most smokers can still afford to buy packets of cigarettes. There is no incentive for them to quit.

It is clear that second-hand smoke is harmful, and it is unfair that non-smokers should be exposed to it in areas where people can still light up.

I believe the administration has to impose further increases in the tobacco tax. If it does this we will all eventually be able to breathe cleaner air.

Michelle Chan Yin-ching, To Kwa Wan

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