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Tax rise sees smoking rates among Hong Kong students fall by half

Hong Kong – Smoking among Hong Kong secondary school students has plunged by more than 50 per cent after a sharp rise in tax on cigarettes, according to a study released Thursday. The proportion of 11 to 16-year-olds who smoke has fallen from 6.9 per cent to 3.4 per cent since tax on tobacco was put up in 2009, the University of Hong Kong study found. ... read more >>