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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] COPD – a risk for all smokers

Q. I smoke but not a lot. Can I still get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?... There is a risk of impaired lung function for all smoking patterns, even for those who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day. There is no such thing as a “safe lev
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 28, 2016 15:58
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Okay to drink at 18, but not okay to smoke?

This was one of the questions raised at a closed door panel discussion by the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore (ACLS) yesterday...Vice-President of ACLS, said the ACLS is not pro-tobacco. Its intent was to “throw open the discussion” on HPB’s
The Middle Ground (sg)
added Jun 16, 2016 13:46
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Non-smokers need more protection at home

When I moved into my new place in December last year, I found that my neighbours directly beside and below my unit are heavy smokers. As a result, my family of four, including two children aged eight and four, have to suffer the cigarette smoke blown in
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 13, 2016 14:13
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban in parks catches some by surprise

A ban on smoking in parks at public housing estates that came into force on Wednesday was still news to some smokers yesterday... A 58-year-old worker in a fruit stall said he had lost track of where he could smoke. "It's very confusing, we can't smoke h
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 4, 2016 01:04
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[Asia-pacific] Things to know about Singapore's extended smoking ban on June 1

The latest smoking ban applies to reservoirs, parks under JTC Corporation, parks in public housing estates managed by town councils, and parks in private housing estates under NParks. NEA said that 'No Smoking' signages will be installed at the newly pr
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:05
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco companies under siege: What do they say?

Philip Morris International’s spokesman Eunice Cher said that while the company supported “evidence-based regulations of tobacco products that protect public health”, consideration for the effect on the black market and constraints on retailers and consu
The Middle Ground (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:08
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] S'pore Cancer Society to target the young, as part of World No Tobacco Day campaign

"This is a break from the traditional 'teach and learn' environment, with youth who work together with SCS now having the opportunity of owning this challenge and coming out with creative ways to build a smoke-free environment." Even before the campaign
Straits Times (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:07
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] CHILDREN'S BOOK TO CREATE AWARENESS ON SMOKING

He also found out, while researching for the project, that smoking among young Singaporeans, aged 18 to 29 years old, rose from 12.3 per cent in 2004 to 16.3 per cent in 2010. The numbers rose to 16 per cent in 2014. Bothered by that fact, Jonathan deci
The New Paper Online (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:04
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] SERVOS: NEA should work closely with public to enforce smoking ban

I write about the need for stronger enforcement measures regarding the ban on smoking in public areas. I find from experience that many smokers are law-abiding but may be unaware of the specific non-smoking zones, and that they would put out their cigare
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:03
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Four Chinese Nationals Jailed In S'pore For Peddling Contraband Cigarettes On Wechat

SINGAPORE: Four Chinese nationals have been jailed in recent weeks for peddling contraband cigarettes on WeChat, said Singapore Customs in a press release on Friday. China's Xinhua news agency reported taht 26-year-old Zhang Daolong was sentenced to five
Malaysian Digest (my)
added May 6, 2016 19:28
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