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LIM: Singapore’s Ban on E-cigarettes Gives Public Health the Finger

What makes the government’s decision more baffling is its outright rejection of evidence that support the use of e-cigarettes. Parliamentary Secretary for Health Amrin Amin said in November that the health ministry was not convinced that imitative tobac
Yahoo!
added Jan 6, 2018 17:30
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tougher penalties kick in for those who flout smoking rules

Verbal warnings were given to 772 smokers who lit up near schools and other areas prohibited under new rules that came into force late last year, but the crackdown is getting tougher.
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Jan 5, 2018 13:13
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 'No smoking' signs go up as penalties get stiffer

The new rules outlaw smoking within 5m of public places. They include outdoor areas of universities and within the compounds of private institutions, except for designated smoking areas. The rules also ban smoking within a 5m radius of kindergartens, ch
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 4, 2018 23:48
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] No gentle breeze for non-smokers

non-smokers still have to inhale second-hand smoke while using pedestrian walkways. More often than not, smokers light up while moving from point A to point B, blowing streams of cigarette smoke at the people around them. Even when they are at designated
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:19
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Total ban on e-cigarettes to come into force soon

will completely outlaw electronic cigarettes, making it illegal to light up the device even at home. Only the sale, import and distribution of these battery-powered devices are against the law now. There are also no penalties for users of e-cigarettes t
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 2, 2018 03:30
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 2017 Year In Review: Bringing back the buzz to Orchard Road

Shoppers can also look forward to Orchard Road going smoke-free soon. From next July, smoking in public areas will be allowed only at designated areas within the smoke-free zone.... Existing smoking corners at eateries in the precinct will also be banne
Straits Times (sg)
added Dec 25, 2017 21:19
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[Asia, Singapore] Underage smokers: The ease of getting cigarettes put to the test

Talking Point goes undercover to find out how easy it is...half of them got their smokes from relatives and friends...30 per cent...licensed vendors...one in five...strangers in the street and illegal vendors.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:09
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[Asia, Singapore] Fall in smuggling and sale of electronic smoking devices

The number of cases involving electronic smoking devices being sold or smuggled into Singapore has fallen sharply this year, according to statistics from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). As of November, the HSA has dealt with about 1,400 cases this y
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:37
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Can nothing be done about neighbours smoking on balcony?

I live in a condominium and the people living two floors below me smoke constantly on their balcony from the minute they get home in the evening. This happens to be the time when my family likes to sit and relax on our balcony. Because of the smoking
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 22, 2017 12:37
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore’s calibrated approach to e-cigarettes and raising legal age for smoking

The recent Parliamentary debate regarding the smoking Bill raised two interesting issues. First, why is Singapore opting to progressively roll out the minimum legal 21-year age limit...Next, should we consider offering electronic nicotine delivery systems
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 21, 2017 13:00
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