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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

[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

[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

[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

[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
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