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Hong Kong workers fume over smoking ban

Tweet Chris Cheung?s Hong Kong mahjong parlour is notable for two things: the incessant clatter of playing tiles and the thick fog of cigarette smoke shrouding the stony-faced gamblers. “People come here to play and to smoke,” said Cheung. “It?s always been the tradition to do both together.” For everyone involved here — from the staff ferrying free drinks and cigarettes to the players themselves — the marriage ... Jump to full article >>

Hong Kong bar workers rally against smoking ban

Tweet Hundreds of restaurant and bar workers took to the streets here Sunday to protest against a blanket smoking ban due to be implemented in July, saying it would put many of them out of business. In a series of demonstrations throughout the day, workers and owners of bars, nightclubs, bathhouses, massage establishments and mahjong parlours marched in driving rain to Central Government Offices to voice their concerns. Police sources said around ... Jump to full article >>