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BATES: Singapore’s strangely lopsided ban on nicotine products

Outside the field of tobacco control (and illicit drugs), are there any precedents for banning products that are at least 20 times safer than the dominant product in the market while leaving that high risk product widely available?
TR Emeritus (sg)
added Jun 24, 2015 16:31
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[Singapore] Higher taxes do curb smoking: World Health Organisation

S'pore's 71% tobacco tax not as high compared with at least 50 countries / The Health Promotion Board (HPB) says there is a disproportionate number of Malay and lower-income smokers in Singapore. WHO adds that for every 10 per cent increase in the price
Straits Times (sg)
added May 31, 2014 14:04
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Sharp spike in smokers using banned e-cigarettes in Singapore

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
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jul 11, 2013 02:09
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Sharp spike in smokers using banned e-cigarettes in Singapore

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
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jul 5, 2013 11:51
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[Singapore] NEA issues warning to coffeeshop operator for failing to stop man who smoked in front of baby

In response to STOMPer Nathaniel's post about a defiant man who kept smoking in front of a baby at a coffeeshop, a spokesperson from NEA said the operator of the coffeeshop has been warned.
STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print) (sg)
added Mar 11, 2013 10:13
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[Singapore] Smoking ban extended to more public areas from Jan 15

This means smokers will not be able to light up at the common areas of all residential buildings, covered linkways and walkways, overhead pedestrian bridges, outdoor compounds of hospitals, as well as within a five-metre radius of bus shelters. The Nati
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jan 11, 2013 09:03
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[Singapore] Images on cigarette packs come to life for the kids

The display, on loan from the National University of Singapore (NUS), includes an ulcerated stomach and two hearts with clogged arteries, all preserved in glass casings. The specimens are part of a new anti-smoking pilot programme initiated by Alexandra
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 2, 2012 12:39
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Don't make a case for vaping

Do we need to study the habit for a few decades just to simply produce concrete evidence that chronic vaping causes irreparable harm, when there are so many precedents that show addiction and chronic abuse are almost always detrimental to health?
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:28
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] If you miss the ’80s, this 1987 anti-smoking campaign ad is the throwback you need to watch

It was aired in 1987 for an anti-smoking campaign, back when we still had the SBC (Singapore Broadcasting Corporation). You can watch the video here — and please do yourself a favour and watch it with sound, you won’t regret it:
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Jan 21, 2017 15:26
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[Asia] Shisha to be banned in Singapore from this month: MOH

According to the National Health Survey 2010, 7.8 per cent of young adults aged 18-29 years smoke shisha at least occasionally, compared to 1 per cent among older adults. The Student Health Survey found that the proportion of students who used alternativ
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Nov 4, 2014 07:50
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