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[Asia, Singapore] Underage smokers: The ease of getting cigarettes put to the test

Talking Point goes undercover to find out how easy it is...half of them got their smokes from relatives and friends...30 per cent...licensed vendors...one in five...strangers in the street and illegal vendors.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:09
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[Asia, Singapore] Fall in smuggling and sale of electronic smoking devices

The number of cases involving electronic smoking devices being sold or smuggled into Singapore has fallen sharply this year, according to statistics from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). As of November, the HSA has dealt with about 1,400 cases this y
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:37
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Can nothing be done about neighbours smoking on balcony?

I live in a condominium and the people living two floors below me smoke constantly on their balcony from the minute they get home in the evening. This happens to be the time when my family likes to sit and relax on our balcony. Because of the smoking
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 22, 2017 12:37
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore’s calibrated approach to e-cigarettes and raising legal age for smoking

The recent Parliamentary debate regarding the smoking Bill raised two interesting issues. First, why is Singapore opting to progressively roll out the minimum legal 21-year age limit...Next, should we consider offering electronic nicotine delivery systems
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 21, 2017 13:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Lee Bee Wah: Fearless in not taking 'no' for an answer

She decided that if the NEA was not going to do it, she would do it herself. She raised money from business owners and other Nee Soon supporters who shared her vision - and they have rolled out 42 designated smoking points. They are aiming for 50 of the
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 19, 2017 00:46
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From smoking in Singapore to dancing after dark in Japan — doing any of these 13 things could get you in trouble while travelling abroad

Although smoking isn't illegal in public in Singapore, regulations on where you can smoke in public places are extreme. Bus stops, playgrounds, and carparks are all strict non-smoking zones. Smokers must also stay at least five metres away from all entra
Business Insider
added Nov 16, 2017 15:03
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Chee Hong Tat accuses Leon Perera of ‘false charges’ over Parliament video

Mr Chee questioned if Mr Perera had “any interest to declare” and if Henkel, which he said was a key manufacturer of adhesives for cigarettes, was a client of the Spire Group, of which Mr Perera is chief executive. Mr Perera said he rejected “in the stro
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] XU: MOH’s adverseness against alternative tobacco products is “religious” in nature against scientific fact and logic

The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act which have been approved by Parliament on Tuesday will see an introduction of a ban for people from buying, using and owning imitation tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Nov 10, 2017 16:55
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legal smoking age to be raised in stages to 21

Singapore will raise the legal age for smoking from 18 now to 19 on Jan 1, 2019. It will be further raised every January until 2021, when people have to be 21 years old to light up.
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Minimum age to buy, use and sell tobacco products to be raised

Starting Jan 1, 2019, smokers need to be at least 19 years old before they are allowed to buy cigarettes, under a new law passed by Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 7). This new legal age - which is one year older than the current 18 - will subsequently be rai
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:21
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