主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
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On Friday's Backchat, the ban on e-cigarettes. The CE has changed a plan to restrict their sale to minors, and the latest proposal will prohibit the import, sales and promotion of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. The plan has triggered reactions from both sides. Some doctors say that it will help prevent more people from smoking - especially the younger generation. Advocates of e-cigarettes claim it is a step backward and contrary to international trends. Will the ban be effective in encouraging smokers to quit and promote public health? Or instead drive smokers to buy traditional tobacco products?
After 9:20, the China propaganda chief's warning to Hong Kong media over interference with mainland politics.
19/10/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Ban on E-cigarettes
Alex Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Patients' Voices
Konstantinos Farsalinos, Physician; and Researcher, the National School of Public Health in Greece
Daniel Ho, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong; and Member, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
Heneage Mitchell, Founder, Factasia.org
Joseph Lee, Legislator representing Health Services Functional Constituency
19/10/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Chinese warning to Hong Kong media over interference with mainland politics
主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
We're reviewing the Policy Address on Thursday's Backchat. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced a range of plans, with a focus on housing and land supply. At the heart of it is the "Lantau Tomorrow Vision", involving a major reclamation of about 1,700 hectares for the East Lantau Metropolis, which could provide homes for up to 1.1 million people. But the the plan is opposed by environmentalists who warn that the project would be vulnerable to sea level rises and storm surges during typhoons. Among other measures, Ms Lam also pledged to extend maternity leave and to promote the role of women in the workforce, further steps to encourage innovation and technology research, and plans to support the maritime and insurance industries amid the uncertainty posed by international trade disputes. On national security, she said her administration would continue to work towards creating a favourable environment for introducing legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law, but stressed that in the meantime it would not tolerate any acts which advocated Hong Kong independence. So what do you make of the Policy Address? We'd like to hear from you. Leave a message here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 23388266.
11/10/2018 - 8:30-9:30 Review of Policy Address 2018
Vicky Davies, Vice Chairman, Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong
Stephen Wong, Head of Public Policy and Deputy Executive Director, Our Hong Kong Foundation; and Adjunct Lecturer for the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy, Chinese University of Hong Kong
David Webb, Shareholder Activist; and Founder, Webb-site.com
Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
Fernando Cheung, Legislator, Labour Party