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Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B) (as amended)

August 13, 1982
COMMENTS: Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B) contains many of the implementing details of the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, including on the subjects of health warnings and signs required at points of retail sale. The order has been amended several times; the version uploaded here contains amendments through December 2014. The order was subsequently amended in 2017, including changing the name to Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) (Amendment) Order 2017.
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Smoking (Public Health) Regulations (Cap. 371A) (as amended)

August 13, 1982
COMMENTS: Smoking (Public Health) Regulations (Cap. 371A) were issued under Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance (Cap. 371). The regulations include provisions on tar and nicotine yields and notification of retail sale. The regulations have been amended several times, most recently in October 2006.
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Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance (Cap. 371) (as amended)

May 15, 1983
COMMENTS: Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance (Cap. 371) covers many aspects of tobacco control, including, but not limited to, public smoking restrictions; packaging and labeling; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and sales to minors. The ordinance has been amended several times, most recently in December 2015.
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Smokeless Tobacco Products (Prohibition) Regulations (Cap. 132BW) (as amended)

January 16, 1987
COMMENTS: The Smokeless Tobacco Product (Prohibition) Regulations (Cap. 132BW) prohibit the manufacture, import and sale of smokeless tobacco products in Hong Kong. The regulations have been amended several times, most recently in May 2000.
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Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132)

June 30, 1997
COMMENTS: The Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132) provides a list of smoke free outdoor “public pleasure grounds” in Hong Kong. "Public pleasure ground" is defined in Section 2 of the Ordinance, and further discussed in Part X (Sections 106-11) and Annex 4.
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Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations (Cap. 374D)

June 30, 1997
COMMENTS: Chapter 374D contains the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations. Of particular importance, Regulation 38 sets forth the limited exception to smoking in taxis and buses when privately hired.
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Aviation Security Ordinance (Cap. 494)

November 10, 2004
COMMENTS: Aviation Security Ordinance (Cap. 494) contains aircraft regulations, including prohibitions on smoking in aircraft (Section 12B).
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Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (China) on the Ratification of FCTC

August 28, 2005
COMMENTS: In August of 2005, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress announced its decision to ratify the FCTC. Also in this announcement, the Congress prohibited automatic cigarette vending machines throughout the territory of the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong, as Special Administrative Region of China, is bound by China’s ratification of the treaty and the accompanying statement prohibiting vending machines. The announcement is in both Chinese and English.
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Smoking (Public Health) (Designation of No Smoking Areas) Notice (Cap. 371D) (as amended)

September 1, 2009
COMMENTS: Smoking (Public Health) (Designation of No Smoking Areas) Notice (Cap. 371D) contains the definition of "public transport facility" as well as a list of public transport facilities where smoking is prohibited.
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Fixed Penalty (Smoking Offenses) Ordinance (Cap. 600A)

September 1, 2009
COMMENTS: Fixed Penalty (Smoking Offenses) Ordinance (Cap. 600A) was issued under Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance (Cap. 371) and provides for penalties for smoking offenses. The text of the Ordinance is in English, and the sample forms contained in the Schedule are in both Chinese and English.
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Resolution of the Legislative Council (L.N. 126 of 2017)

April 26, 2017
COMMENTS: Resolution of the Legislative Council (L.N. 126 of 2017) amends the Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) (Amendment) Order 2017, including pushing back the effective date of the order and making other changes to packaging and labeling requirements.
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Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) (Amendment) Order 2017

December 21, 2017
COMMENTS: Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) (Amendment) Order 2017 amends the packaging and labeling requirements in Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B). These amendments include changing the title of the order to Smoking (Public Health) (Prescribed Information) Order and an increase in the size of health warning labels to 85% of the two largest surfaces. The amendments were originally supposed to come into effect on October 21, 2017, but this date was changed to December 21, 2017 (pursuant to a resolution of the Legislative Council).
To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of November 2nd 2017, unless otherwise noted.