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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Under-21s will be banned from selling cigarettes with amended Act

Shop assistants below 21 years old will be banned from selling cigarettes if amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisement and Sale) Act (TCASA) are passed. Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health Amrin Amin said that retailers have vo
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:33
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore raises minimum legal age for smoking from 18 to 21: 4 other suggestions to deter first puff

While smoking among adults here fell from 18.3 per cent in 1992 to 13.3 per cent in 2013, the rate has since stagnated at that level. Also, smokers are starting younger. The average age at which they first lit up was 16 years old in 2013, down from 17 in
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 20, 2017 18:40
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[Asia-pacific, Iceland, Singapore] LETTER: Regulating youth smoking through laws is not enough

Singapore should take the cue from Iceland, which has radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use in the past 20 years. While they also changed laws to prohibit tobacco and alcohol sales to youth, Iceland went one step further in giving teenage
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 12, 2017 23:49
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smuggled smokes: The real cost of contraband cigarettes

WECHAT may be a popular app used for chatting, but some of its users have found a more creative use for it: to peddle contraband cigarettes. In May this year, four Chinese nationals were jailed for peddling contraband cigarettes on WeChat. The peddlers
The Middle Ground (sg)
added Sep 30, 2016 12:55
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament bans display of tobacco products, including cigarettes, in shops

This is aimed at "de-normalising" tobacco use, and reducing the exposure of non-smokers - especially youths - to the advertising effect of point-of-sale tobacco product displays, Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor said in Parliament. The ba
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 14, 2016 18:44
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[Asia-pacific] SINGAPORE ENHANCES TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS WITH BAN ON EMERGING TOBACCO PRODUCTS

(MOH) is banning emerging tobacco products as a pre-emptive measure to protect public health against the known and potential harms of such products. This will be done via the Prohibited Tobacco Products Regulations made under Section 15 of the Tobacco (Co
Singapore Ministry of Health (sg)
added Jun 16, 2015 06:45
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[Singapore] S'pore studying more ways to curb smoking: PM Lee

Singapore is studying more ways to discourage people from smoking, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a community event yesterday to mark the setting-up of "designated smoking points" in all of Nee Soon South.
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jan 26, 2015 11:55
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[Singapore] Malaysian cigarette smuggling rings paying big bribes for 'smooth passage'

Syndicates are prepared to offer bribes as high as RM40,000 ($16,000) per shipping container to Customs officers in exchange for "smooth passage" of contraband cigarettes and liquor into the country, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
AsiaOne (sg)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:36
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[Singapore] LETTER: Conduct nicotine tests in schools

I wonder whether underage smoking is being perpetuated by passive attitudes among school administrators, who may sweep such incidents under the carpet for fear of tarnishing their school’s reputation. If vision and aural checks can be performed regularl
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 21, 2014 14:30
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[Singapore] Three prosecuted for online sales of e-cigarettes

Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has taken enforcement action against the illegal sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in Singapore and seized 490 sets of e-cigarettes worth an estimated $25,000 from three peddlers over the last 3 months, according
TODAYonline (sg)
added Apr 21, 2014 09:53
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