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[Singapore] HPB mulls raising minimum age for smoking

Health Promotion Board (HPB) is studying the possibility of raising the minimum age for smokers, among a series of measures it is considering to lower the prevalence of smoking in Singapore. The current legal age to smoke is 18.
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 20, 2014 08:31

[Singapore, Taiwan] Civic groups warn of negative TPP impact on poor people

The South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), a civic group based in Bangkok, also faulted the TPP negotiations for backtracking on the prevention of smoking-induced health risks. The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco
Focus Taiwan
added Dec 8, 2013 12:34

[Asia, Singapore] No cigarette sales at supermarkets and other outlets on 31 May

Major supermarket chains in Singapore, such as NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Sheng Siong and Giant, as well as 145 retailers will not be selling all tobacco products on Friday 31 May. (sg)
added May 30, 2013 08:55

[Singapore] More smokers caught for buying contraband cigarettes

More smokers were caught last year for buying contraband cigarettes compared to 2011. The total number offenders in 2012 was 28,502, up from 26,164 in 2011, and a sharp spike from 19,816 in 2009, said the Singapore Customs in a media briefing on Friday m
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 26, 2013 06:23

Electronic nicotine delivery systems: regulatory and safety challenges: Singapore perspective -- Cheah et al.

Based on samples tested in this study, many contain misleading information on product ingredients. The results show poor consistency between actual nicotine content analysed on ENDS cartridges and the amount labelled. These findings raise safety and effic
Tobacco Control
added Dec 2, 2012 13:34

[Singapore] Kid so young yet so proud to show off photos of himself smoking

STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print) (sg)
added Sep 3, 2012 09:41

[Singapore] Man's fingers 'blown off' by exploding China-made cigarette

STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print) (sg)
added Jun 27, 2012 14:31

[Australia, Singapore] LIM: Plain Tobacco Packaging Merely Replaces One Problem with Another

Prof Davidson...“Nobody likes the tobacco industry. The tobacco plain packaging law is the cheapest policy that makes life difficult for the industry and looks good to voters. But it does nothing to actually stop smoking.” He also urges Singapore to re-ex
added Mar 11, 2018 21:41

[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

[Asia, Singapore] Budget 2018: 10% increase in tobacco excise duty from Feb 19

The Government will impose a 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise duty in a bid to discourage consumption, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said during his Budget speech on Monday (Feb 19).
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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