Hong Kong, China

2FIRSTS & Tobacco Asia Media Announce Alliance to Establish Strategic Partnership
2FIRSTS & Tobacco Asia Media Announce Alliance to Establish Strategic Partnership
2FIRSTS and Tobacco Asia have announced a strategic alliance, establishing comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in tobacco industry reporting.
News
May.21
Hong Kong Government Proposes Significant Increase in Tobacco Taxes
Hong Kong Government Proposes Significant Increase in Tobacco Taxes
Hong Kong proposes immediate tax hike on cigarettes in 2024-25 budget, aiming to reduce tobacco use effectively.
Regulations
Feb.28
Towards a Smoke-free Hong Kong: Final Action Needed
Towards a Smoke-free Hong Kong: Final Action Needed
Hong Kong should take final action on tobacco by banning its use, according to the Smoking and Health Committee.
Regulations
Feb.02
China Hong Kong Considers Increasing Tobacco Tax to Reduce Smoking
China Hong Kong Considers Increasing Tobacco Tax to Reduce Smoking
Hong Kong authorities are considering raising tobacco taxes again in an effort to further reduce smoking rates.
Regulations
Jan.12
"All Smoking Products are Harmful" Responds HK Health Dept. to 2FIRSTS
"All Smoking Products are Harmful" Responds HK Health Dept. to 2FIRSTS
Hong Kong's e-cigarette market faces high prices and rampant counterfeit products, as a ban imposes restrictions.
Regulations
Jan.02
Strengthening Smoking Controls: Experience and Lessons from Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macau
Strengthening Smoking Controls: Experience and Lessons from Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macau
Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macau health officials strengthen legislation and enforcement to combat smoking, particularly e-cigarette use among youth.
Regulations
Dec.20
HK Underground Market Investigation: How to Get a Vape under Ban
HK Underground Market Investigation: How to Get a Vape under Ban
The Secret of Underground E-Cigarette Trading in Hong Kong: 2FIRSTS conducted a two-day investigation in Hong Kong to gain a deeper understanding of distribution channels, consumer purchasing patterns, and authenticity identification two years after the smoking ban was implemented.
Elfbar
Dec.07
Hong Kong Customs Seizes $12.8 Million Worth of Illegal Cigarettes
Hong Kong Customs Seizes $12.8 Million Worth of Illegal Cigarettes
China Hong Kong Customs arrested seven individuals and seized black market cigarettes worth HK$100 million ($12.8 million) in a two-week crackdown on smuggling activities.
Regulations
Nov.29
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