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Regulate, not ban, lower risk tobacco products

It is time to recognise the benefits of such goods in Singapore's tobacco policy.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 05:50

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Singapore's policy stance forces smokers to choose between two unpalatable options: quit or risk premature death.

SMOKING is probably the single largest avoidable cause of death and disease in Singapore. The smoking habit also tends to be more prevalent among lower-income individuals; this makes smoking a major contributor to social inequality in health.

For decades, health authorities in Singapore

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