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31 December 2019 “Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 – December 2019 Report

“Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 – December 2019 Report

Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong from October 2019 to July 2020. In December 2019, 7 sessions of Interactive Health Talks were successfully conducted with over 1 700 students participated.

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30 November 2019 “Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 – November 2019 Report

“Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 – November 2019 Report

Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong from October 2019 to July 2020. In November 2019, 9 sessions of Interactive Health Talks were successfully conducted with over 2 000 students participated.

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31 October 2019 “Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 – October 2019 Report

“Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 – October 2019 Report

Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Secondary School Student Interactive Health Talk 2019-2020 in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong from October 2019 to July 2020. Many schools applied for the health talk and the response was good. In October 2019, 14 sessions of Interactive Health Talks were successfully conducted with over 2 300 students participated.

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30 June 2019 “ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – May & June Report

“ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – May & June Report

The Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong from October 2018 to June 2019. 51 sessions of workshops have been completed in this academic year. Over 8200 students from 44 secondary schools participated actively in the programme.

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30 April 2019 “ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – March & April Report

“ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – March & April Report

The Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong. In March & April 2019, 9 sessions of “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops were successfully conducted with around 1 000 students participated.

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28 February 2019 “ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – January & February Report

“ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – January & February Report

The Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops in different secondary schools all over Hong. In January & February 2019, 7 sessions of “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops were successfully conducted with around 1 600 students participated.

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4 February 2019 Department of Health spoke at “Healthpedia” – Alcohol Related-harms

Department of Health spoke at “Healthpedia” – Alcohol Related-harms

Representative from Department of Health attended a radio program “ Healthpedia” on RTHK Radio 1. Alcohol-related harms to teenagers were shared with the hosts of the program, Mr. Theo Shum and Ms. Akina Fong Kin-yee. Parents should not encourage children and teenagers to drink alcohol.

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15 January 2019 “ Young and Alcohol Free - Health Educational Talk”-  Civil Aid Service Trainers Training

“ Young and Alcohol Free - Health Educational Talk”- Civil Aid Service Trainers Training

The Department of Health organized a “Train the trainer” session on “Young and Alcohol Free-Health Educational Talk” at the headquarters of the Civil Aid Service (CAS) on 15 January 2019. In total 146 CAS Cadet Corps officers and instructors attended the training session. They would disseminate the messages of alcohol-related harms and “ Say no to alcohol” to 4 000 CAS Cadet Corps members in coherence with “ Young and Alcohol - Health Educational Talk”.

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31 December 2018 “ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – November & December Report

“ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – November & December Report

The Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong from October 2018 to June 2019. The schools respond enthusiastically for registration. In November & December 2018, 20 sessions of “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops were successfully conducted with around 3 000 students participated.

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9 December 2018 Hong Kong Cancer Day 2018

Hong Kong Cancer Day 2018

Director of Health, Dr Constance CHAN and Head, Surveillance & Epidemiology Branch , Centre for Health Protection, Dr Regina CHING visited Hong Kong Cancer Day 2018 in Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon Park Plaza. Guests, healthcare professionals and celebrities showed their support to “Young and Alcohol Free” game booth which was devoted by the Department of Health (DH). Members from Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) Cadet Corps and Hong Kong Red Cross Youth & Volunteer Department participated actively and helped to disseminate the message of “Alcohol-related Harms” to the pubic to get rid of “Alcohol”.

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31 October 2018 “ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – October Report

“ Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops – October Report

The Department of Health delegated The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon to conduct “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops in different secondary schools all over Hong Kong from October 2018 to June 2019. The schools respond enthusiastically for registration. In October 2018, 8 sessions of “Young and Alcohol Free” Student Workshops were successfully conducted with around 1 500 students participated.

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22 August 2018 Hong Kong Red Cross School Health Ambassador Program

Hong Kong Red Cross School Health Ambassador Program

The Department of Health held one training session in School of Nursing, St. Teresa‘s Hospital on the topic of “ Young and Alcohol Free”. 50 nursing students and Hong Kong Red Cross Staff participated in the training would be the speakers of “ Young and Alcohol Free” Health Talk under 2018-2019 School Health Ambassadors Program.

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15 August 2018 Junior Police Call (JPC) Fight Crime Summer Camp - Young and Alcohol Free “Anti-alcohol Workshop”

Junior Police Call (JPC) Fight Crime Summer Camp - Young and Alcohol Free “Anti-alcohol Workshop”

The Department of Health organized the “Anti-alcohol Workshop” in the JPC Fight Crime Summer Camp this year. The messages of “Young and Alcohol Free” and “Say No to alcohol” were delivered to the JPC members, leaders, teachers and parents in the workshop.

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12 May 2018, 2 June 2018 & 9 June 2018 “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session – AMS Cadet (New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Zone)

“Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session – AMS Cadet (New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Zone)

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to conduct three “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Sessions to the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) Cadet in May & June 2018.

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16 May 2018 “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session – St Teresa Secondary School

“Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session – St Teresa Secondary School

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs to organise “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session in St Teresa Secondary School on 16 May 2018.

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21 April 2018 Youth unconference on youth drinking

Youth unconference on youth drinking

KELY Support Group and Support! International Foundation co-hosted the Tidal Wave Series - 1st youth unconference. Representative from DH was invited to share with participating students about the alcohol harms, to facilitate participants’ discussion on the topic of reducing youth drinking.

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7 March 2018 Health Talk on “Drink or Not Drink? Be Informed!” for Fitness and Sports Coaching Program, The Hong Kong College of Technology

Health Talk on “Drink or Not Drink? Be Informed!” for Fitness and Sports Coaching Program, The Hong Kong College of Technology

Speakers from the Department of Health delivered a health talk “Drink or not Drink? Be Informed!” to the students and teaching staff of Fitness and Sports Coaching Program, the Hong Kong College of Technology on 7 March 2018. The health talk aimed to disseminate the message of no alcohol among college students, and to promote “Alcohol and Health Questionnaire”.

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14 February 2018 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Tung Wah College

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Tung Wah College

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Be informed and Alcohol-free” Interactive Health Education Session at the Tung Wah College on 14 February 2018.

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14 February 2018 “Young and Alcohol Free” Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you good health and happiness in the new year ahead!

“Young and Alcohol Free” Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you good health and happiness in the new year ahead!

Drinking alcohol at childhood or adolescence may interfere with healthy brain development, and may cause damage to memory, learning, emotional and social well-being. Binge drinking can lead to misbehaviours, alcohol poisoning, and even sudden death. Don’t drink in celebrations and social gatherings. Say “No” to Alcohol!

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13 February 2018 Legislative Council passed the Bill which prohibiting the sale and supply of intoxicating liquor to minors in the course of business

Legislative Council passed the Bill which prohibiting the sale and supply of intoxicating liquor to minors in the course of business

The Dutiable Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) was introduced by the Food and Health Bureau to Legislative Council in June 2017. It aims to prohibit the sale or supply of intoxicating liquor to minors in the course of business. The Bill seeks to restrict minors' access and exposure to alcohol thereby reducing their risk of developing alcoholism, and protect health of the youths and their family. The Bill was passed in February 2018 by the Legislative Council and will be enacted in about 6 months (effective date will be announced later).

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5 February 2018 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Caritas Institute of Higher Education

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Caritas Institute of Higher Education

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Be informed and Alcohol-free” Interactive Health Education Session at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education on 5 February 2018.

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29 January 2018 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Youth College (Yeo Chei Man)

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Youth College (Yeo Chei Man)

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Be informed and Alcohol-free” Interactive Health Education Session at the Youth College (Yeo Chei Man) on 29 January 2018.

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26 January 2018 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – ST. Joan of Arc Secondary School

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – ST. Joan of Arc Secondary School

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session at ST. Joan of Arc Secondary School on 26 January 2018.

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25 January 2018 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Wai Kiu College

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Wai Kiu College

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session at Wai Kiu College on 25 January 2018.

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16 January 2018 “Young and Alcohol Free Episode II- Young People Don’t Drink” Animation

“Young and Alcohol Free Episode II- Young People Don’t Drink” Animation

The second animation “Young People Don’t Drink” has been released. Alcohol is harmful to the brain development, causing poor memory, self-control ability, alcohol abuse or dependence in adulthood, etc. Young people must not drink. Please click here to view.

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9 January 2018 “Young and Alcohol Free Episode I- The Harmful Alcohol” Animation

“Young and Alcohol Free Episode I- The Harmful Alcohol” Animation

“Young and Alcohol Free” has produced a series of six animations. The first animation “The Harmful Alcohol”, emphasizing the alcohol-related harm, has been released. Please click here to view.

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8 January 2018 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section)

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section)

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Alcohol-free Generation Z” Interactive Health Education Session at Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) on 8 January 2018.

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14 December 2017 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme–The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme–The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise “Be informed and Alcohol-free” Interactive Health Education Session at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 14 December 2017.

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14 December 2017 Alcohol Fails “Drink or not Drink? Be Informed!” New Video

Alcohol Fails “Drink or not Drink? Be Informed!” New Video

Alcoholic beverage has been classified by the World Health Organization as Group one Carcinogen, which can cause over 200 disease and injury conditions. There is no safe drinking level. People should not drink alcohol for the sake of improving health. Non-drinkers are advised not to start drinking while drinkers should gradually decrease their drinking to reduce harm. Under the following circumstances, people should not drink, for example, pregnancy, children and youth, ill, on drug treatment, driving, before and after exercise, etc.

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5 December 2017 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Cheung Chau Government Secondary School

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – Cheung Chau Government Secondary School

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise ”Alcohol-free Generation Z”Interactive Health Education Session at Cheung Chau Government Secondary School on 5 December 2017.

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23 November 2017 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No.1 Secondary School

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme – HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No.1 Secondary School

The Department of Health delegated the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service to organise the “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” health education session at HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No.1 Secondary School on 23 November 2017.

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6 November 2017 “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme - TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College

“Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” Programme - TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College

The Department of Health and the TWGHs “Stay Sober Stay Free” Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service co-organised the “Youth Empowerment against Alcohol” health education session at TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College on 6 November 2017.

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22 August 2017 Pregnancy drinking may leads to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Pregnancy drinking may leads to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

According to a meta-analysis of 24 unique studies, 1 of every 13 pregnant women who consumed alcohol during pregnancy is estimated to have had a child with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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17 August 2017 H.K.Y.W.C.A. “Young and Alcohol Free” Health Educational Talk for Youngsters

H.K.Y.W.C.A. “Young and Alcohol Free” Health Educational Talk for Youngsters

In mid-August, the Department of Health organised a “Young and Alcohol Free” summer health educational talk at the H.K.Y.W.C.A. Lung Cheung Integrated Social Service Centre again.

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15 July 2017 H.K.Y.W.C.A. “Young and Alcohol Free” Health Educational Talk

H.K.Y.W.C.A. “Young and Alcohol Free” Health Educational Talk

On the summer holiday, the Department of Health organised a “Young and Alcohol Free” summer health educational talk at the H.K.Y.W.C.A. Lung Cheung Integrated Social Service Centre.

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1 July 2017 “Stay Sober, Sport Better” Campaign

“Stay Sober, Sport Better” Campaign

To promulgate the message of “Do More Exercise, Drink Less”, the Department of Health kicked off the “Stay Sober, Sport Better” Campaign in July 2017 to remind members of the public the harm of alcoholic drinks.

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24 June 2017 AMS Cadet “Young and Alcohol Free” Information Sharing Session

AMS Cadet “Young and Alcohol Free” Information Sharing Session

The Department of Health and The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health co-organised the “Young and Alcohol Free” Information Sharing Session to explain alcohol-related harms on youngsters to the Auxiliary Medical Service Cadet (Hong Kong Zone).

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12 June 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse of the United States:Adolescent drunkenness linked to premature death

National Institute on Drug Abuse of the United States:Adolescent drunkenness linked to premature death

People who get drunk for the first time before their fifteenth birthday are more likely to die prematurely than people who do not drink excessively or at least avoid getting drunk until they are older, a US study suggests.

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9 June 2017 Harmful consequences of alcohol marketing

Harmful consequences of alcohol marketing

The Department of Health elaborated the marketing tactics of alcohol and other goods to its health promotion partners, empowering them to remind community members to avoid falling into the trap of advertising.

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9 June 2017 Pregnancy drinking affects craniofacial development of fetuses

Pregnancy drinking affects craniofacial development of fetuses

An Austrlian study conducted a craniofacial phenotype analysis of 415 children, which showed that any alcohol consumption has consequences on craniofacial development, such as special facies or anomalies. These consequences are associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Therefore, complete abstinence from alcohol while pregnant is the safest option.

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3 June 2017 'Young and Alcohol Free' Animate GIF Design Contest Prize Presentation Ceremony

"Young and Alcohol Free" Animate GIF Design Contest Prize Presentation Ceremony

To raise young people’s awareness of alcohol harm, the Department of Health hosted the “Young and Alcohol Free” Animated GIF Design Contest. The prize presentation ceremony was successfully concluded on 3 June.

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24 April 2017 The Department of Health spoke at "Healthpedia"

The Department of Health spoke at "Healthpedia"

The Department of Health shared the knowledge on alcohol related harm among adults in Hong Kong in an interview of the RTHK radio programme "Healthpedia" and encouraged audiences to stay away from the harmful effect of alcohol.

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1 April 2017 Over 200 participants attended the 'Young and Alcohol Free' Workshop

Over 200 participants attended the "Young and Alcohol Free" Workshop

The Department of Health and the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health co-organised the second workshop of "Young and Alcohol Free Information Sharing Session" to explain the harms of youth drinking for the Auxiliary Medical Service Cadet (Kowloon Zone).

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29 March 2017 Health Talk on 'College Life with No Alcohol' for The University of Hong Kong

Health Talk on "College Life with No Alcohol" for The University of Hong Kong

The Department of Health was invited by The University of Hong Kong to deliver a health talk to university staff and students to disseminate the message of college life with no alcohol.

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24 March 2017 Health Talk on “College Life with No Alcohol” for Fitness and Sports Coaching Program, The Hong Kong College of Technology

Health Talk on “College Life with No Alcohol” for Fitness and Sports Coaching Program, The Hong Kong College of Technology

The Department of Health was invited by The Hong Kong College of Technology to deliver a health talk to students of Fitness and Sports Coaching Program disseminating the message of college life with no alcohol.

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5 March 2017 NTER Foot Drill Competition cum Adventure Challenge Carnival

NTER Foot Drill Competition cum Adventure Challenge Carnival

To raise people’s awareness to alcohol-related harm, the Department of Health fully supported the "NTER Foot Drill Competition cum Adventure Challenge Carnival" which was organised by the New Territories East Region Scout Association of Hong Kong on 5 March 2017.

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20 February 2017

The Department of Health jointed the Women’s Commission Conference 2017 Pre-conference Activity

The Department of Health was invited by the Women’s Commission to join the Women’s Commission Conference 2017 Pre-conference Activity at Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20th February 2017 to enhance the understanding and knowledge of alcohol harms on women’s health of the participants.

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18 January 2017 The Department of Health joined the Professional Development Programme for teachers on topic of "Young and Alcohol Free"

The Department of Health joined the Professional Development Programme for teachers on topic of "Young and Alcohol Free"

The Department of Health was invited by the Education Bureau to give a “Young and Alcohol Free – Current situation of alcohol drinking among local adolescents” talk at the Professional Development Programme for teachers.

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15 December 2016 DH Launch Ceremony and Press Conference for “Young and Alcohol Free” Campaign

DH Launch Ceremony and Press Conference for “Young and Alcohol Free” Campaign

To better protect young people from alcohol harm, the Department of Health called for a briefing to announce enhancement of publicity and education that target parents, youth and the general public on 15 December.

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12 December 2016 The Department of Health spoke at 'Healthpedia'

The Department of Health spoke at "Healthpedia"

The Department of Health shared the latest findings on alcohol-related with Theo Shum and Sophia Yow, the hosts of the RTHK radio programme "Healthpedia".

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11 December 2016 Hong Kong Cancer Day Carnival

Hong Kong Cancer Day Carnival

The "Hong Kong Cancer Day Carnival", organised by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, was successfully concluded on 11 December 2016. The Department of Health fully supported the event and enjoyed the fun of stall games with the public.

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26 November 2016 "Young and Alcohol Free Information Sharing Session"

"Young and Alcohol Free" Workshop

With the generous support from Federations of Parent Teacher Associations, the Department of Health and the University of Hong Kong School of Public co-organised the “Young and Alcohol Free Information Sharing Session” on 26th November 2016, in which students, parents and teachers were enabled to understand the harms of drinking.

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22 October 2016 The Department of Health organised "Uncover Alcohol Harms" health talk

The Department of Health organised "Uncover Alcohol Harms" health talk

The Department of Health was invited by the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to organised a “Uncover Alcohol Harms” health talk at the “Your Digestion Our Attention” Health Exhibition on the 16th and 22nd of October 2016 at Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan and Sunshine City, Lam Tin respectively.

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26 July 2016 "Young and Alcohol Free" Brainstorming Meeting on Social Media Marketing Strategies

"Young and Alcohol Free" Brainstorming Meeting on Social Media Marketing Strategies

To keep the momentum and synergy gained in the WHO Regional Forum on Protecting Young People from the Harmful Use of Alcohol in April 2016, the Department of Health is looking for more powerful and appropriate channels to convey its message to wider audience with a view to protecting young people from alcohol-related harm.

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29 June 2016

The Department of Health spoke at“Xinzijing Guang Chang”

The Department of Health uncovered the harms of alcohol with Joyce Yeung, the host of the RTHK radio programme" Xinzijing Guang Chang ", and reminded the audience not to let young people drink.

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12 June 2016

The Department of Health spoke at "Family Affairs"

The Department of Health joined other guests to explain the harm of youth drinking to Ada To & Chan Kam Hung, the hosts of the RTHK radio programme "Family Affairs".

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30 April 2016 WHO Western Pacific Regional Forum on Protecting Young People from the Harmful Use of Alcohol

WHO Western Pacific Regional Forum on Protecting Young People from the Harmful Use of Alcohol

The Regional Forum on Protecting Young People from the Harmful Use of Alcohol (Regional Forum) was organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific and co-convened by the Department of Health from 29 to 30 April 2016 in Hong Kong.

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