主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
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Backchat will return next Tuesday when we will talk about electronic cigarettes. The Government has plans to regulate e-cigarettes, heat not burn products and herbal cigareetes in the same way as traditional cigarettes. Is this the right approach, or do you agree with the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health that vapour products should be completely banned? What's better for public health? Should e-cigarettes be welcomed as a way to stop conventional smoking? Call us with your questions and comments on 233388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
19/06/2018 - 8:30-9:30 Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Joseph Lee, Legislator representing Health Services Functional Constituency
Dr Henry Yeung, President, Hong Kong Doctors Union and Scarlett Pong, President, The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong; and President of the Pharmaceutical Society Charitable Foundation
Dr Henry Yeung, President, Hong Kong Doctors Union
Daniel Ho, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong
Vienna Lai, Executive Director, Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
Jeff Herbert, Advisor, Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade
主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
On Thursday's Backchat, with the World Cup in Russia about to kick off we're talking about efforts to combat illegal football betting, and the toll that gambling addiction can take. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, which runs a legal soccer betting operation, is estimating that about $30 billion - and average of $1 billion a day - will be placed in black market bets during the tournament. It says it expects that illegal bookmakers in the territory will make a profit of about $750 million from the World Cup. The police, who are about to launch a crackdown, are warning that illegal betting syndicates are becoming more technologically adept, shifting to the use of instant messaging apps rather than betting slips to gather stakes. Then there's the strain on individuals and families that gambling can cause if it gets out of hand. One counselling centre says it has found that a quarter of people who regularly bet on soccer matches have outstanding debts of more than $200,000. There are also calls to raise the legal age for placing bets from 18 to 21. What do you think? And what more do you think could be done to combat illegal and underage gambling, and to support people with an addiction. Leave a message, or email us at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20: shark fin - still being served.
14/06/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Tackling Illegal Football Betting During the World Cup in Russia
Dominic Wai, Practising Solicitor and Partner of a Law firm ONC Lawyers
Jessica Mo, Registered Counselling Psychologist, Sunshine Lutheran Center
Steve Vickers, CEO of Steve Vickers and Associates. SVA is a specialist on political and corporate risk consultancy; and Former Head, Royal Hong Kong Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau
Alfred Chan, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre
14/06/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Shark Fin - still being served in restaurants