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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Curbing teen smoking 'must go beyond raising minimum age'

Teens below the age of 18 have been barred from smoking legally since 1993 - but the data two decades later tells a different story. In 2013, the average age when smokers took their first puff was just 16, according to the National Health Surveillance S
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 14, 2017 16:54

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco packaging in Singapore to be standardised to “reduce appeal”

government will be following the example of countries such as Australia, France and the UK which have implemented standardised packaging. “We have closely studied the experience of these countries, and see significant value in moving in this direction, s
Marketing magazine, Marketing Daily and (sg)
added Mar 13, 2017 14:14

[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

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HUI: New puffing rule sends a signal

the law serves to signal the social norm and sets the tone for the community. In this case, the message is clear: Smoking is not an acceptable habit and young people, in particular, should steer clear of it altogether.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 12, 2017 23:48

[Asia, Singapore] SENG: Smoking is an archaic habit with no place in modern society

Singapore should begin thinking about eliminating smoking completely. We would not be the first country to endorse and adopt this approach. New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Sweden and France have all endorsed the goal of achieving a smoke-free society in th
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 11, 2017 20:51

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Most men start smoking while serving NS

The minimum legal age (MLA) for smoking will be raised from 18 to 21...Winslow said most men start drinking and smoking when they are serving national service. "This is because they have peers who smoke or drink, and there is disposable income to pay f
AsiaOne (sg)
added Mar 13, 2017 14:08

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Netizens split on the impending increase of legal age to smoke

This move gathered reaction from citizens. Some agreed with the move, while some do not. Here are some of what those who agreed wrote: Shumei Lin wrote, "I am against smoking. I welcome this move. Having worked part time at a convenience store, I have
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:27

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 21, 18 or 14: A look at the legal age for smoking around the world

Singapore is not the first country to set the age limit at 21. Others include: Honduras (Central America), Kuwait (Middle East), Samoa (Oceania), Sri Lanka (South Asia) and Uganda (East Africa). All these countries are the only ones in their respective r
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:27

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parents, counsellors laud move to raise legal smoking age to 21

cheers from counsellors and parents worried about their teens being influenced to pick up the habit. But tobacco retailers also pointed to some practical problems that may arise, such as whether licensed over-the-counter cigarette sellers will now have t
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:26

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] She was sacrificing food for cigarettes to feed habit

Ms Chrystine Wong's first cigarette was given to her when she was 14 or 15 years old. From smoking socially, she established a regular habit by 16.... Her message for youngsters? Decide for themselves by making a list. “Then they will see there are more c
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:25
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