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Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said it confiscated 5,356 of the devices, known as e-cigarettes or "vapers", last year, almost three times the seizures in 2012. This compared with only 10 such seizures in 2009. The battery-powered devices deliver a
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 25, 2014 15:53

[Australia, New Zealand, Singapore] Plainer cigarette packs won’t deter them, S’pore smokers say

Smokers in Singapore said that if such a change were to happen here, it would have little to no effect on their smoking habits. “It wouldn’t bother me. Packaging is just packaging,” said civil servant Hazzely Jufferie. (sg)
added Feb 25, 2013 23:54

Smuggling of e-cigarettes drastically increasing in Singapore; strict legal action awaits smugglers

Last three years in Singapore have witnessed a rising number of smuggling and sale cases of e-cigarettes, which are banned lawfully in the country. The demand of e-cigarettes is very high in black markets, and as the demand increases, smugglers have adop
IBT - International Business Times
added Oct 15, 2017 15:39

Singapore ranked world's healthiest country, UK fails to make top 20

The health score is based on factors such as life expectancy from birth and causes of death, while health-risk is based on factors which could impede health such as the proportion of young people who smoke, the number of people with raised cholesterol an
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 3, 2015 17:12

[Singapore, USA] [Andy Ho] Will TPP send tobacco regulations up in smoke?

To avert this, states can try to keep the tobacco sector out of the TPP completely as the U.S.-Jordan FTA did. But this can occur only if the USTR perceives a moral duty to reject the objections of Big Tobacco, a very powerful lobby in U.S. politics it m
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 15, 2013 07:45

Singapore Budget 2015: MOH may standardise packaging for cigarettes, ban display of tobacco products at cashiers

A public consultation on the standardised packaging of tobacco products - plain boxes with graphic health warnings - will be conducted in end-2015, said Parliamentary Secretary Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Thursday.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 12, 2015 11:24

[Singapore] TAN: Make S’pore a smoke-free nation

I thank Ms Maureen Foo for her clarion call to doggedly pursue the eradication of smoking in public areas, which are any shared spaces. Given the Government’s renowned determination to pass various laws, it is ironic that it has never sought to stamp out
TODAYonline (sg)
added Dec 21, 2014 20:02

[Asia, Cambodia] ‘Tired’ PM Hun Sen in Singapore hospital

announced on Facebook yesterday that he had fallen ill with exhaustion and was currently seeking medical treatment in Singapore....Lighting a 555 cigarette, he announced “smoking means I am healthy”, before going on to promise that elections would be free
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added May 5, 2017 20:53

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco substitutes to be banned

Alternative tobacco products, including those not available here, will be banned in Singapore from mid-December. In addition, similar but not commonly used tobacco products that are already on sale here will be banned from August next year. This means
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 24, 2015 10:39

Singapore man fined $15,800 for throwing cigarette butts out his window

Authorities in Singapore announced a fine of more than $15,000 was imposed on a litterbug caught on camera tossing cigarette butts from his high-rise window. The National Environment Agency announced the 38-year-old man was ordered to pay $15,836 after in
added Jan 23, 2015 17:58
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