Hong Kong smoking level falls to near world's lowest
The proportion of adult smokers in Hong Kong has fallen to a historic low of 9.5 per cent, one of the lowest in the world, and puts the city on track to achieve its target of 7.8 per cent by 2025.
"This is a new low and it is the first time we are seeing a single digit since records began," said Secretary of Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee in announcing the news. "It shows that the comprehensive tobacco control policies such as legislation, taxation, law enforcement, health education and smoke cessation policies have been effective with the joint efforts of society.
"Later this year we will announce a road map and schedule to reduce the proportion of smokers to five per cent or lower," she said. This is the final objective of the government. ...