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S’poreans react to S’pore planning to raise tobacco buying & using age from 18 to 21

S’poreans react to S’pore planning to raise tobacco buying & using age from 18 to 21

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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The Singapore authorities are looking at raising the minimum legal age for buying and using tobacco from 18 to 21 and restricting the sale of flavoured tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes.

These proposals will be part of a public consultation from Dec. 29, 2015 to March 29, 2016.

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) will be launching the consultation together with the Ministry of Health and the Health Sciences Authority.

The authorities will be seeking views on a suite of tobacco control measures that Singapore could potentially introduce.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “You can serve NS, handle a rifle and go to war at 18 but cannot smoke until you’ve turned 21. Makes sense.”
Kee Zho Peng, 44-year-old shoelace maker

 

sian-half-uncle “The most effective way to stop people from smoking is to raise the minimum legal age to 90.”
Kee Qia, 62-year-old lorry driver

 

happy-bird-girl “I guess I’ll just wait till I’m 21 to pick up my smoking addiction. I will settle for drugs for the time being.”
Xi Du, 17-year-old student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’pore to become smoke-free island by 2017

S’pore to become smoke-free island by 2017

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Only three mobile outdoor smoking points will be available at any given time.

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As the authorities are looking at raising the minimum legal age for buying and using tobacco from 18 to 21 and restricting the sale of flavoured tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes, Singapore is planning on going smoke-free by 2017.

This means that no one is allowed to smoke outdoors publicly at any time of the day in a bid to make Singaporeans healthier.

But to cater to those who still want to puff their cancer sticks, a grand total of three designated smoking points will be allocated on the whole island.

Each designated smoking area will be three-by-three metres and have walls to hold smokers in. And they will all be mobile.

A health authority, Sio Hoon Kee, said the reason for this is simple: “As there are only three designated smoking corners for up to two and a half million smokers in Singapore, it is essential that we space them out and move them around so everyone can use it.”

There will not be a fixed schedule as to where the smoking points will be located next and it is not known how many areas it will cover in a day.

However, anyone caught smoking outdoors outside the perimeter of the designated smoking corners will be punished by being banned from smoking and they will be ordered to carry the mobile smoking corner around for a week and become a passive second-hand smoker.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to S’pore’s plan to raise tobacco buying & using age from 18 to 21

S’poreans react to S’pore’s plan to raise tobacco buying & using age from 18 to 21

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

cigarette-display-sale-singapore

The Singapore authorities are looking at raising the minimum legal age for buying and using tobacco from 18 to 21 and restricting the sale of flavoured tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes.

These proposals will be part of a public consultation from Dec. 29, 2015 to March 29, 2016.

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) will be launching the consultation together with the Ministry of Health and the Health Sciences Authority.

The authorities will be seeking views on a suite of tobacco control measures that Singapore could potentially introduce.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “You can serve NS, handle a rifle and go to war at 18 but cannot smoke until you’ve turned 21. Makes sense.”
Kee Zho Peng, 44-year-old shoelace maker

 

sian-half-uncle “The most effective way to stop people from smoking is to raise the minimum legal age to 90.”
Kee Qia, 62-year-old lorry driver

 

happy-bird-girl “I guess I’ll just wait till I’m 21 to pick up my smoking addiction. I will settle for drugs for the time being.”
Xi Du, 17-year-old student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’pore to become smoke-free island by 2016

S’pore to become smoke-free island by 2016

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Only three mobile outdoor smoking points will be available at any given time.

nee-soon-smoking-point

After pushing through with legislation to successfully ban alcohol consumption, eating and travelling in public after 10.30pm, Singapore is planning on going smoke-free by 2016.

This means that no one is allowed to smoke outdoors publicly at any time of the day in a bid to make Singaporeans healthier.

But to cater to those who still want to puff their cancer sticks, a grand total of three designated smoking points will be allocated on the whole island.

Each designated smoking area will be three-by-three metres and have walls to hold smokers in. And they will all be mobile.

A health authority, Sio Hoon Kee, said the reason for this is simple: “As there are only three designated smoking corners for up to two and a half million smokers in Singapore, it is essential that we space them out and move them around so everyone can use it.”

There will not be a fixed schedule as to where the smoking points will be located next and it is not known how many areas it will cover in a day.

However, anyone caught smoking outdoors outside the perimeter of the designated smoking corners will be punished by being banned from smoking and they will be ordered to carry the mobile smoking corner around for a week and become a passive second-hand smoker.

 

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Alcohol becoming more expensive only makes them tastier, alcoholics claim

Alcohol becoming more expensive only makes them tastier, alcoholics claim

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“I will have to sell my children off. The blood shall be on the government’s hands.”

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Alcoholics and chain smokers from all walks of life in Singapore are saying that the higher taxes levied on their favourite vice will not deter them from indulging in them even more, as they get increasingly expensive to do so.

Instead, the higher costs of cigarettes and alcohol only serve to make them taste better and more precious.

One alcoholic, Lai Yam Seng, said in between hiccups: “I think the beer will taste better now that it is more expensive. Like sharks’ fin and abalone.”

“And to raise the money to feed my binge drinking, I will have to sell my children off. The blood shall be on the government’s hands.”

Cigarette smokers interviewed said they will smoke even more now given that prices are most likely to get raised again some time soon.

Cigarettes, alcohol completely sold out as S’pore announces plan to increase taxes from today

Cigarettes, alcohol completely sold out as S’pore announces plan to increase taxes from today

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Consumers snatch alcohol and cigarettes from shelves as it is every man for himself.

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All cigarettes and alcohol are completely sold out island-wide in Singapore.

Major supermarkets and mama shops have put up notices saying there are no stock left.

This after Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the Budget statement 2014 at 3.30pm in Parliament today.

He said taxes for cigarettes, and other manufactured tobacco products, will go up by 10 per cent, and liquor duties will be raised by 25 percent.

One Singaporean, Lim Kah Tor, said: “Tonight I will drink and smoke until don’t recognise house.”

 

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