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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Call for education to back anti-smoking laws

A multi-pronged approach combining laws and education to tackle tobacco use here is necessary, given that the proportion of smokers has hit a plateau over the past decade, said health experts. The latest step last week by the Ministry of Health, in prop
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:52
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Use science to inform public policy in matter of e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices

Seng said that “emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn cigarettes… are no less harmful than cigarettes”. There are now credible, rigorous, published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that indicate that heat-not-burn devices (HNB
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:43
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Man's anger over being told to stop smoking at bus interchange lands him in jail

Unhappy at being told to stop smoking at a bus interchange, a man pushed an elderly part-time security officer, punched and kicked him when he fell to the ground, while his colleague lay on top of the victim. Two teachers, who happened to be at the Pasir
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:33
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[Asia-pacific] SENG: Singapore should aim to be smoke-free, not just smoke-lite

Early this week, a Bill to raise the minimum legal age for smoking from 18 to 21 years old was tabled in Parliament. This is a strategically correct move and underscores a recognition that more needs to be done to curb youth smoking initiation.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:24
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Feasibility of amendment to Tobacco Act questioned

The Health Ministry said in an explanatory statement attached to the Bill that raising the minimum legal age is intended "to reduce, with a view to ultimately eliminating, the opportunities for the young to be tempted and take up smoking before attaining
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 11:56
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Bill tabled to raise minimum smoking age from 18 to 21

If passed, the bill to amend the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act will also make it illegal for people to own imitation tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. Currently, it is against the law to import, distribute, sell or offer to sell
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Asia, Singapore] 19,000 tickets issued last year for smoking at prohibited areas: NEA

About 19,000 tickets were issued last year to offenders caught smoking at prohibited areas, and of this number, more than 2,600 were for smoking in food establishments, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said on Tues
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] New Bill to raise minimum smoking age to 21

Singapore has taken its first legal step towards raising the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21, with the introduction of a new Bill in Parliament yesterday. The Bill to amend the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act will also make it illegal
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 3, 2017 02:31
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HONG: Getting to root of teen smoking

While NEA is sending a message by extending the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act, the fact that people are picking up smoking so young shows that something else is at work, and there is a need to understand what it is if Singapore wants to bec
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 30, 2017 19:50
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] New smoking rules prompt changes in universities; experts say ban is step in right direction

The latest measures to widen the smoking ban at tertiary institutes will spur schools to do more to discourage smoking, although most are already smoke-free campuses. Experts also reassure that the ban is a productive effort. Students and staff at autono
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 30, 2017 19:48
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