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[Singapore] Cancer Cases On The Rise in S'pore

One factor that increases the chance of cancer is smoking, said Professor Soo. "Overall, the rate of smoking is moving downwards, but there is a trend of more younger people here taking it up," he said. Health Promotion Board figures from 2010 showed th
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Feb 7, 2014 13:53

[Singapore] TPP Negotiations: Safeguarding Public Health From Tobacco

Negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) failed to reach a final agreement yesterday in Singapore. This is an interim victory for campaigns by the Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH) and allies to extricate tobacco control me
PR Newswire
added Dec 11, 2013 01:54

[Singapore] Sharp spike in smokers using banned electronic cigarettes ($$)

In the first five months of the year, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) seized 2,428 units of the smokeless product. This is far more than the 1,464 it detected in the whole of last year. In 2009, only 10 were confiscated. Local users are able to buy
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 17, 2013 00:57

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] The Big Read: After raising legal smoking age, what next? Iceland may offer answer

As the experiences of some other countries, most notably Iceland, have shown, the final push to eradicate smoking here could require a more holistic approach - going beyond legislation and public education - as well as a frank national discussion where t
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 17, 2017 22:51

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Full ban on shisha, emerging tobacco products in S’pore from Aug 1

Although it was banned since Nov 28, 2014, shisha tobacco importers and retailers were given a grace period until July 31, 2016... second phase of the ban on on emerging tobacco products available in Singapore, including nasal snuff, oral snuff, gutkha,
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:34

Singapore Law To Prohibit Store Owners From Plainly Displaying Tobacco Products In 2017 To Discourage Smoking

Store owners in Singapore will be prohibited from plainly displaying tobacco products come 2017. The aim is to prevent impulse buying of cigars, cigarettes as well as "ang hoon" or loose tobacco leaves, especially among the young who have not started smo
added Mar 17, 2016 12:40

[Singapore] Still in primary school, but already smoking

a 36-year-old teacher who spoke to The Straits Times off the record said she has noticed a growing number of student smokers in her neighbourhood secondary school, where she has taught for 14 years. There are those who pick up the habit in primary school
AsiaOne (sg)
added Feb 16, 2015 03:43

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Singapore] Olympic antismoking efforts in Japan run into resistance

However, one policy area is proving particularly problematic for the governor - smoking...Tokyo-to Tobacco Shogyo Kyodo Kumiai Rengokai, which represents tobacco retailers in the capital, said the situation should be dealt with by "improving people's man
AsiaOne (sg)
added Feb 11, 2015 22:17

[Singapore, UK] Blindness threat 'is effective smoking deterrent'

Researchers, who presented their findings at the British Thoracic Society’s winter meeting on Friday (December 5), reported that, while there is a low awareness of the link between smoking and blindness, it has a “much higher deterring impact” to smoking
Optometry Today (uk)
added Dec 8, 2014 14:50

[Singapore] 1,200 hauled up for flouting smoking ban

Over five months from April to August, nearly 1,200 summonses have been issued to smokers caught lighting up in areas that have recently been put on the Government's "no smoking" list. That works out to eight tickets a day, despite a national effort to
AsiaOne (sg)
added Oct 4, 2013 11:24
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