Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 60 of 2000 s. 3
(1) There shall be a body corporate called the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health.
(2) The purposes of the Council are to-
(a) protect and to improve the health of the community by acquiring and disseminating, and assisting others to acquire and to disseminate, information concerning the causes, prevention and cure of tobacco dependence in human beings and its adverse effects and related diseases;
(b) engage in research into the causes, prevention and cure of tobacco dependence in human beings and its adverse effects and related diseases and to promote and to assist such research by other individuals and organizations and to publish the results of such research;
(c) advance the education of the public concerning the effects of the smoking of tobacco and other forms of usage of tobacco and its effects on the health of the community and the individual;
(d) take such action as it thinks justified by information in its possession including giving advice to the Government, to any public body, to any public officer, to community health organizations, or to the public on the causes, prevention and cure of tobacco dependence in human beings and its adverse effects and related diseases;
(e) engage in such other activities, and to perform such other functions, as the Chief Executive may, after consultation with the Council, permit or assign to it by order published in the Gazette. (Amended 60 of 2000 s. 3)
(3) The Council shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and be capable of suing and being sued and of doing and suffering all such other acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do and suffer.