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    Posted: 02 Feb 2009 at 8:48am
The Times of India ^ | 31 Jan 2009 nickcarraway

HONG KONG: Cigarette consumption in Hong Kong is up almost 14 percent since a smoking ban was introduced in the city two years ago, a news report said on Saturday.

Government figures quoted by the South China Morning Post show that 3.79 billion cigarettes were bought in 2008, compared to 3.33 billion the previous year.

Anti-smoking campaigners quoted by the newspaper said they wanted taxes on cigarettes in the city of 6.9 million raised significantly in the government's annual budget in order to reverse the trend.

A pack of cigarettes in Hong Kong costs an average of 30 Hong Kong dollars (US $3.86), about half the price of a pack in Singapore and Australia.

Smoking was banned in restaurants and bars in Hong Kong in 2006, but karaoke bars, nightclubs and thousands of bars that don't serve food were granted exemptions until July 2009.

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Smokers often say that lighting up a cigarette can calm their nerves, satisfy their cravings, and help them feel energized.Nicotine is a stimulant.In addition, smokers are in constant withdrawal, which increases anxiety and depression.Perhaps you feel better and less anxious after smoking, something that most people report.The reason for this is that having a cigarette stops the nicotine withdrawal which is producing the symptoms you describe.
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Nicotine is a stimulant.In addition, smokers are in constant withdrawal, which increases anxiety and depression.Perhaps you feel better and less anxious after smoking.
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