31 May '13, 12am

More retailers lend support to World No Tobacco Day, which happens today

More retailers lend support to World No Tobacco Day, which happens today

SINGAPORE — More retailers across the island have lent their support in the fight against smoking on World No Tobacco Day by voluntarily suspending the sale of tobacco products today, as a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) reiterated a call to raise the minimum legal age for smoking. This year’s campaign sees 145 retailers, alongside supermarket chains like Giant and NTUC FairPrice, suspending tobacco sales, which Parliamentary Secretary (Health and Transport) Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said is a “comparable” increase from previous campaigns. “With more … coming on board, it shows that the business community understands the impact of smoking and would like to play a role, (and that) they care about the health conditions of their fellow Singaporeans,” said Associate Professor Faishal, who launched the campaign yesterday at a FairPrice outlet and Sin Wah Hong Coffeeshop in ...

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