Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

Critique smolders for honor to tobacco scientist

A scientist recently inducted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) is being criticized by a number of his peers, who said his research might cause more harm from tobacco.

Tobacco stocks provide haven

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Tobacco stocks provided a haven on Monday as the FTSE 100 recorded its sharpest fall in three weeks.

Tobacco tax increase ‘too little’: associations

The tobacco tax will more than double, from MOP 4 to MOP 10, according to a government-proposed draft law recently sent to lawmakers’ approval.
Local anti-smoking associations regard the MOP 6 raise as too low, while Hong Kong-based World Health Organisation (WHO) senior policy advisor Judith Mackay says it is still “inadequate”.
The secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen had promised to raise the tobacco tax last month at the Legislative Assembly.