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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Raising minimum legal age for smoking: Making it harder for youth to light up

The Health Ministry outlined several reasons for taking this step, including the fact that regular tobacco use is usually established between 18 and 21 years of age. Singaporeans are also starting to smoke at a younger age. In 2013, the average age a sm
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:24
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legal age for smoking to be raised to 21

Nearly half of smokers here became habitual smokers when they were 18 to 21 years old, said Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor. A World Health Organisation report has found that people are less likely to pick up smoking if they do not start pu
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:20
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[Asia, Singapore] Legal age for smoking to be raised to 21

The legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products in Singapore will be raised from 18 to 21, Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor announced in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 9). "We want to protect our young from the harms of tobacco, and lay th
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:15
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[Singapore] Speech by Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor at the MOH Committee of Supply Debate 2017

MOH will take further steps to reduce, if not eliminate the opportunities for our young to be tempted and take up smoking before 21.... 43. We are taking steps towards standardising tobacco packaging.
Singapore Ministry of Health (sg)
added Mar 13, 2017 13:58
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