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Tobacco Tax Rise Applauded

Feb 27, 2009 – SCMP

Hong Kong Cancer Fund applauds the government’s decision, announced in Wednesday’s budget, to increase the tobacco duty by 50 per cent.

Significant steps forward like this, combined with public awareness and tobacco control measures, can serve to minimise the burden of chronic illnesses such as cancer in our community.

As a charitable organisation providing free information and cancer support to more than 23,000 individuals diagnosed with cancer each year, we are pleased that Hong Kong’s policymakers are setting new parameters that will help us to control cancer.

Sally Lo, chairwoman, Hong Kong Cancer Fund

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