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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] Legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products in Singapore to be raised

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor spoke during the debate in Parliament on the ministry's budget on Thursday (9 March) that the legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products in Singapore will be raised from 18 to 21 in the effort to effort
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:22
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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-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Legal age for smoking to be raised from 18 to 21 years old

The Ministry of Health will propose legislative changes to Parliament within a year to bring about this new restriction, which will cover the sale of tobacco to under-21s, as well as the purchase, use and possession of tobacco products by them.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:16
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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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[Asia-pacific] Legal smoking age in Singapore to be raised to 21

The proposed laws to raise the legal smoking age will be tabled in Parliament within a year, and the change will be phased in over a few years. Youths above 18 who are already smokers will not be affected by the change. The Ministry of Health (MOH) would
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:14
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Out of the box

There is a smoking culture that persists among national servicemen, and the Government should take steps to ensure this does not become more prevalent, said Nominated MP Randolph Tan. If not, this could "reduce training effectiveness, lead to an erosion
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 4, 2017 16:51
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