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Hong Kong Residents Urged To Stare At Smokers To Stop Them

Hong Kong Residents Urged To Stare At Smokers To Stop Them
Jul 19 2023 Share

Hong Kong residents are being encouraged to combat smoking in the city by adopting a unique approach – staring disapprovingly at smokers. 

The initiative, known as “staring down smokers,” aims to create a tobacco-free environment by employing social pressure. 

The campaign was launched by the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) and encourages non-smokers to give smokers a disapproving look when they light up in public spaces.

COSH hopes that the disapproving stares will make smokers more aware of the negative social impact of their habit and potentially motivate them to quit. They believe that this approach can create a sense of social responsibility and encourage smokers to think twice before lighting up in public places, where smoking is prohibited.

The “staring down smokers” campaign is part of a wider effort to make Hong Kong a tobacco-free city. While smoking rates have been declining in recent years, smoking is still prevalent in certain areas, especially among the older population. 

By utilizing social pressure, COSH aims to change societal attitudes towards smoking and create an environment where smoking is seen as socially unacceptable.

This unconventional approach has sparked mixed reactions from the public. While some see it as an innovative way to discourage smoking, others question its effectiveness and argue that it may lead to confrontations. 

Nevertheless, COSH remains optimistic about the campaign’s potential impact and hopes that it will contribute to the long-term goal of a tobacco-free Hong Kong.

Do you think this is an effective strategy?

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June 2023 Starts Summer With Gloomy And Windy Weather

June 2023 Starts Summer With Gloomy And Windy Weather
Jul 19 2023 Share

After a rather dreary start to the summer, characterized by damp and gloomy days, the weather gradually shifted towards a more summery atmosphere as the temperature began to rise.

In fact, the highest air temperature of the month, 35.2°C, was reached on the twenty-third day. However, the record for the highest June temperature remains at 41.5°C, achieved on the final day of June in 2021.

The lowest temperature recorded last month was 16.5°C on June 2nd. Despite the temperature increase towards the end of the month, the cooler beginning resulted in an average air temperature of 24.2°C, aligning with the monthly climatic norm.

Although the wet weather accompanied the cooler days during the initial phase of the month, June did not experience above-average rainfall. 

Only 3.4 mm of rainfall was measured, falling 2.6 mm short of the climatic norm. The wettest day of the month was June 5th, with 1.6 mm of rainfall.

Throughout the month, there were two instances of fog observed by the Meteorological Office, one more than the typical June average.

Despite the sunny and hot days that characterized the latter part of June, the instability at the beginning, coupled with a higher cloud cover than usual, resulted in a gloomier month. June saw 313.3 hours of sunshine, falling short of the climatic norm by 20.8 hours. 

The gloomiest day was the sixth, with no recorded sunshine hours, while the following day enjoyed the most sunshine, with 13 hours.

An examination of the wind data collected during the month reveals that June was slightly windier than anticipated, with an average wind speed exceeding the climatic norm of 7.6 knots by 0.3 knots. 

The strongest gust, blowing at 39 knots from the East-Northeast, occurred on June 5th.

As June progressed and the weather grew warmer, many people flocked to the beach for a refreshing swim. Despite maintaining an average surface temperature 0.6°C lower than the norm, the sea offered beachgoers the desired relief from the heat.

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7 Tips To Deal With A Power Cut

7 Tips To Deal With A Power Cut
Jul 19 2023 Share

Here are some tips, as recommended by Facebook weather forecast page It-Temp Madwarna, on how to deal with these long power-cuts. 

Various localities in Malta have been reporting extended hours of no power, with some going as long as 13 hours without any power. 

 

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And while it is outright frustrating, especially in this heat wave, there’s only so much we can do!

Oh, and make sure any pets you have are well taken care of in this blistering heat! 

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Maltese Localities Reporting Over 12 Hours Of Power Cuts

Maltese Localities Reporting Over 12 Hours Of Power Cuts
Jul 19 2023 Share

Various Maltese localities have been reporting extended hours without any power, with some reporting almost 12 hours of no power. 

As mobile phone power dwindled, many took to social media to express their frustration at there being such long power cuts, with some localities, like Żurrieq, Ħaż-Żebbuġ and San Ġwann all reporting the issue. 

Reports from Żurrieq state that the power went off at around 1900hrs yesterday, extending throughout the night and now reaching the 12 hour mark. 

Others in Haż-Żebbuġ report the power being cut at around 1600hrs yesterday, whereas some in San Ġwann reporting a 13 hour power cut. 

Enemalta followed up on a previous post, saying that, whilst supply in some areas affected by network difficulties have had their power restored, engineers and technicians are still carrying out repairs in other areas to reconnect affected customers. 

The company is using SMS notifications to keep subscribed customers updated on faults and repairs affecting supplies. 

Did you experience power cuts throughout last night?

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