Singapore

Smokefree legislation/initiatives

Singapore has had smokefree legislation since 1970, but has strengthened it in recent years. Smoking is prohibited in air-conditioned workplaces and restaurants and most indoor public places including, sports stadiums, shopping malls and hawker centres. From 1 July 2007 smokefree legislation was extended to entertainment outlets. Designated smoking rooms are allowed. A full list of places covered by the legislation is found at http://app.nea.gov.sg/cms/htdocs/category_sub.asp?cid=248#q1

Singapore extended its smoking ban to all indoor public places and some outdoor places by January 2009. Smoking is banned in all indoor places, irrespective of whether air-conditioned, such as multi-storey and basement car parks, lift lobbies, non air-con shopping centers and shops. Some outdoor places, like playgrounds and exercise areas, will also be smokefree. Smoking is also prohibited within five meters of entrances and exits leading to public buildings and facilities

Smokefree resources available in 2009

Singapore Health Promotion Board www.hpb.gov.sg

SEATCA www.seatca.org (Includes Asia Pacific Report Card: WHO FCTC Articles 6,8, 11 & 13, October 2008).

Public education materials/implementation or enforcement materials

SEATCA – produced report ‘Protecting the right to life: Smokefree public places in ASEAN’ in Dec 2007.

First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Health Service Food and Human Resources: Buy duty free cigarettes

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