'Carcinogens in a puff': smoking in Hong Kong movies.
Summary of "'Carcinogens in a puff': smoking in Hong Kong movies."
Smoking scenes in movies, exploited by the tobacco industry to circumvent advertisement bans, are linked to adolescent smoking. Recently, a Hong Kong romantic comedy Love in a puff put smoking at centre stage, with numerous smoking scenes and words that glamourise smoking. Although WHO has issued guidelines on reducing the exposure of children to smoking in movies, none is adopted in Hong Kong. Comprehensive tobacco control strategies are urgently needed to protect young people in Hong Kong from cigarette promotion in movies.
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Tobacco control
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20852325
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tc.2010.037879
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The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.
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