11 May '18, 10am

MOH to explore measures to further discourage smoking, excessive sugar intake

MOH to explore measures to further discourage smoking, excessive sugar intake

SINGAPORE - Measures to further discourage unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive sugar consumption are on the Health Ministry's (MOH) agenda, as it tries to promote healthy living. "MOH's first priority is to help Singaporeans stay healthy," said Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 11) in an addendum to the President's Address. "Singaporeans will be empowered through information, technology, and smart behavioural nudges to eat healthily, keep active and take charge of their health, while industries and employers will be encouraged to provide supportive environments for healthy behaviour." While experts said current measures to deter smoking are laudable, they also suggested other ways to tackle the problem. Dr K Thomas Abraham, adviser to social enterprise Sata CommHealth, suggested increasing the size of health warning labels on cigarette packets. "Ha...

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