Tag: SIngapore

Licenses suspended

Licenses suspended

| April 17, 2018

Should retailers be able to sue customers who, through buying cigarettes, cause the retailers to be fined or to lose their tobacco licenses?

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Singapore sting

Singapore sting

| February 23, 2018

Opinion is apparently divided in Singapore as to whether smokers will put up with a price increase on manufactured cigarettes or vote with their feet.

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Singapore taxes up

Singapore taxes up

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco excise has been increased by 10 percent in Singapore on the promise that such a rise will reduce demand for cigarettes by four percent.

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Graphic pack proposal

Graphic pack proposal

| February 5, 2018

The trouble with public consultations on tobacco issues is that non-users are in the majority and they are happy to impose on users the tyranny of the majority.

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E-cig ban coming

E-cig ban coming

| January 26, 2018

Singapore is set to ban just about every tobacco and nicotine product that offers a less-risky alternative to cigarettes, the sale of which will presumably receive a boost.

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No more mister nice guy

No more mister nice guy

| January 5, 2018

The list of places where tobacco smoking is banned in Singapore is so long that it would seem to be more sensible to list those places where smoking is allowed.

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Singapore out on a limb

Singapore out on a limb

| January 2, 2018

Singapore considers e-cigarettes to comprise a gateway product to smoking, but in banning them it seems to be providing a gateway back into smoking for some people.

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Singapore issues tickets

Singapore issues tickets

| October 4, 2017

It sounds a lot when Singapore says that it issued 19,000 tickets to people caught smoking in prohibited areas last year, but it is only 0.002 of a ticket per prohibited-area day.

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Smoke-free future possible

Smoke-free future possible

| August 25, 2017

Reducing the harm caused by smoking requires a multi-faceted strategy, and one of the most important arms of that strategy involves conveying accurate information to smokers.

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Barred from selling tobacco

Barred from selling tobacco

| August 16, 2017

In taking away tobacco retail licenses from those outlets found selling cigarettes to minors, Singapore’s laws punish both retailers and customers who are adult smokers.

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Ready for display ban

Ready for display ban

| July 31, 2017

Most retailers in Singapore are taking seriously tomorrow’s deadline for the introduction of a tobacco-products display ban, but some are said to be taking a more relaxed approach.

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Harm reduction opposed

Harm reduction opposed

| July 12, 2017

Harm reduction doesn’t cut much ice in Singapore where, it is felt, smokers should keep consuming regular cigarettes until they can be forced to quit nicotine altogether.

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Record duty-free event

Record duty-free event

| May 12, 2017

Records tumbled at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which was held in Singapore on May 7-11.

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Gimme shelter

Gimme shelter

| March 15, 2017

Singapore’s on-street smoking-zone shelters are seen as a “good approach” because they protect bystanders from second-hand smoke, are fair to smokers, and are logistically simple.

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Young people getting older

Young people getting older

| March 10, 2017

The tendency for countries to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products has the advantage of prolonging childhood.

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Fall in retail outlets

Fall in retail outlets

| March 1, 2017

A sharp fall in the number of outlets selling tobacco products in Singapore has led local industry players and smokers to the view that smoking has become an inconvenient habit.

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Singapore to ban emerging tobacco products from mid-December

Singapore to ban emerging tobacco products from mid-December

| June 18, 2015

Singapore will ban emerging tobacco products—those that are not currently available in Singapore as well as existing products in the local market—beginning Dec. 15, the ministry of health announced on June 15. The ban is a “pre-emptive measure to protect public health against the known and potential harms of such products,” the ministry said in […]

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