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Former lawmaker Lo Wing-lok dies; wanted yearly cigarette tax hikes of 5pc



Former legislator, Lo Wing-lok, has died at the age of 60. He had lung cancer.

Dr Lo represented the medical sector between 1998 and 2004.

He was once a member of the League of Social Democrats, but quit in 2008 due to differences with the then chairman Raymond Wong.

He also stood in the 2012 Legco polls as an independent.

Lo Wing-lok wants yearly cigarette tax hikes of 5pc

17 December, 2003

The government should increase tobacco tax by 5 per cent a year if it is to successfully lower the number of people smoking, the head of the Medical Association said yesterday. Legislator Lo Wing-lok, who also represents the medical sector, said raising the tax was the most effective means of stopping more people falling victim to smoking.

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