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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Heated tobacco products just as bad as cigarettes: Amy Khor

Allowing the use of heated tobacco products here could draw a much larger group of users — especially among youth — and there is no compelling reason or practical benefit in allowing such emerging tobacco products, said Senior Minister of State for Health
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 3, 2017 13:08

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Number of shops selling cigarettes at record low

Last year, there were 4,764 retail outlets that sold tobacco, based on the number of licences issued by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). This is the lowest number since 1998, when the Government introduced laws that required all tobacco sellers to b
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:51

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] YAP: Can we have courage in our tobacco policy-making?

It seems that harsher laws against smoking would be most effective in tandem with the availability of alternative tobacco or nicotine products, with a complete smoking ban as the end game. Perhaps Singapore can lead the world in this area as well, and b
The Middle Ground (sg)
added Feb 22, 2017 16:22
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Numbers provide little relief to non-smokers

It makes little sense to say that smoking is prohibited in more than 32,000 premises and that the NEA issued about 19,000 enforcements last year, as there is no basis to compare how effective it is in stopping smoking in prohibited places.
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 20, 2017 17:10

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] SENG/WARNER: Ending the tobacco scourge

"endgame strategies". Perhaps Singapore should begin this journey towards 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
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 17, 2017 22:44

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Ban has not stopped smoking in public places

Unfortunately, without more effective policing and enforcement, the Act that prohibits smoking in certain places is useless. Smokers continue to smoke in public toilets or corridors, and no one is doing anything about it. Non-smokers are exposed to secon
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 12, 2017 21:10

[Asia, Singapore] Smoking among secondary school students fell in 2015: MOH

This was a drop from the 6.2 per cent reported in 2012's Student Health survey, Mr Gan said, who added that there was a change in survey methodology for the 2015's findings and his ministry is "studying the data to better understand if this had an impact
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 6, 2017 18:04
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] askST: Is smoking allowed inside and outside HDB flats?

I see neighbours smoking along corridors and at void decks, while some smoke next to the main door.... The short answer: Yes, smoking inside one's HDB apartment is allowed. But step outside the home with a lit cigarette and one may run afoul of the la
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 3, 2017 13:30

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Set long-term goal of stubbing out smoking

With the unnecessary economic loss and untold human suffering brought about by smoking, it is time for Singapore to have a firm plan on how smoking can be eliminated ("Smoking cost the world $2 trillion in 2012: Study"; Feb 1).
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 3, 2017 03:36

[Asia-pacific] LIEW: Will raising the minimum legal age for smoking work in Singapore?

As a former police officer with more than a decade of service as both a regular and a reservist, I have had to respond to many fights and altercations caused by has to ask which is a bigger social evil, and if public health should outweigh
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Jan 31, 2017 01:14
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