Lawmakers pass bill to ban e-cigarettes

Lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that will ban the sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. The bill will also ban the import, manufacture, distribution and advertising of such smoking products in the SAR. The government stressed the legislation is aimed at protecting people’s health, as the products contain...

Govt stands firm on blanket ban on e-cigarettes

The government says it is standing firm on a proposal to impose an all-out ban on the sale, import and manufacturing of e-cigarettes and other heated tobacco products, as the bill proceeds to the full Legislative Council for a second reading. The amendment bill was introduced in February 2019, but...

DAB now backs govt plan to ban e-cigarettes

A government bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products is finally making some progress in Legco, with the biggest party in the council, the DAB, now throwing its support behind the proposal. The amendment bill, which was introduced in February 2019, would outlaw the import, manufacture,...

HK must ban e-cigarettes this year, say headteachers

Ten headteacher associations and school councils on Monday urged Legco to pass a bill that has been in the pipeline for two years to ban e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. Government figures last year showed less than one percent of primary and secondary students were using alternative tobacco products, but...