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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] FAS gets tough on smoking problem

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is tackling the longstanding problem of smoking within the professional ranks head on. The clampdown has started with the Young Lions, essentially Singapore's Under-23 squad who play in the S.League and repres
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:24
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Why increase in tobacco excise tax is unlikely to curb smoking

The 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise tax that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget speech is likely to have only a modest effect on decreasing smoking prevalence in Singapore and the effect is likely to be temporary.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:24
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] No reason to compromise lung capacity

Smoking, therefore, has no place in sport and he said it was heartening to see the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) taking a firm stand on stubbing out the habit among its youth players. Tan, a three-time Singapore Sportsman of the Year, said: "We
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco tax hike may not cut number of smokers: Experts

The increase in tobacco taxes was announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech on Monday, and took effect the same day. Prices of popular cigarette brands are set to increase by at least $1 tomorrow, although some retailers have
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:08
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] FAS gets tough to stub out smoking among footballers

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is tackling the longstanding problem of smoking within the professional ranks head on. The clampdown has started with the Young Lions, essentially Singapore's Under-23 squad who play in the S-League and repres
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:07
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] S-League clubs back move to stub out unhealthy habit

S-League clubs have come out to back the hard stance that the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has taken against smoking within the Young Lions. While the six other local clubs are only encouraged to follow suit, several already have rules establ
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking among local footballers a real issue: Fandi Ahmad

That is the scale of the problem facing Young Lions coach Fandi Ahmad after he confronted his 25-man team following a training session earlier this month at the Jalan Besar Stadium and almost half confessed to being smokers. "We had a talk with the boys
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:05
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MUKHERJEE: Singapore's New Chewing Gum Is an iQoS

To be hit by such a regulatory backlash in a major Asian city is bad news for companies investing heavily into alternative nicotine products -- Philip Morris alone has bet $3 billion. But never mind Big Tobacco. The Singapore ban is illogical for at leas
Bloomberg News
added Feb 21, 2018 23:35
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco tax hike will see prices of cigarettes go up by about $1 but experts say smokers may still be undeterred

Cigarettes have become more expensive here following a 10 per cent increase in excise duty on all tobacco products, but experts are divided on whether this will reduce the number of smokers. The increase in tobacco taxes was announced by Finance Minister
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco costs to go up soon but smokers undeterred

The 10 per cent increase to the tobacco excise tax is likely to push up the price of a pack of cigarettes by around a dollar. But this is unlikely to encourage smokers to give up the habit, a straw poll by The New Paper shows. Of the 30 people aged fro
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29
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