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The Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance Imported no person shall sell anycigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, or cigarettetobacco which contravenes the regulation onSale of Tobacco products Cigarette Packet Retail Container Price Maker and Price BoardResource: http://www.tco.gov.hk/english/legislation/legislation_tp.html
No Tobacco advertisement!in any Printed publicationsin Public placesin Filmon the InternetResource: http://www.tco.gov.hk/english/legislation/legislation_ta.html
Many US tobaccocompanies have a‘tradesurplus’, makingexportation easier. The low cost ofproduction makes thesurplus possible. In the US, there areonly six companiesthat control the entirecigarette market:1. Philip Morris (46.4%)2. Reynolds AmericanInc. (25.5%)3. Lorillard (12.3%)4. USA Gold; Sonoma;Montclair (15.8%)
First piece came in 1964 which proposedbanning companies advertising theircigarettes as ‘healthy’. Put into law as the Federal Cigarette Labelingand Advertising Act of 1965. Next came the Comprehensive SmokingEducation Act of 1984. Family Smoking Prevention and TobaccoControl Act of 2009
1967- Federal Communications uses ‘Fairness Doctrine’ togive equal weight to cigarette advertising and anti-smokingadvertising. Advertising banned in 1971. EPA releases report in 1993 which labels secondhand smokeas a known carcinogen. First report of its kind. First full-spectrum plan at reducing teen smoking implementedin 1996. In 2010, more thorough laws regarding labeling of cigarettesintroduced. In as of 2011, every US State and Wash., D.C. hasimplemented an excise tax on tobacco use.