Hong Kong bans tobacco advertisingBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.7c (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:7
- Judith Mackay, Hong Kong,
- Anthony Hedley, Hong Kong
Hong Kong legislators voted in favour of tough antismoking measures in a new tobacco bill passed in the week before the handover to China.
Tobacco advertising in the electronic media is already banned in Hong Kong, but the new bill will ban all print and display tobacco advertising by 1999. It will ban cigarette advertisements on the internet, brand name sponsorship, and vending machines. A loophole, however, will continue to allow point of sale advertising at street stalls. Further antitobacco measures …