Long-delayed Hong Kong legislation banning e-cigarettes clears bills committee in spite of some lawmakers’ objections

A long-stalled bill to ban electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products in Hong Kong has cleared its first hurdle in the Legislative Council, paving the way for it to become law as early as next month.The bills committee on the Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2019 concluded its final meeting on Friday with little fanfare, and the legislation is now ready to advance. As the curtain fell on the first stage of the legislative process, chairman Wong Ting-kwong announced he would…


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