23 Feb '12, 5am

New smoking control measures to be implemented

New smoking control measures to be implemented

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is to oversee the implementation of new smoking control measures that will affect the packaging and sale of cigarettes here. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is to oversee the implementation of new smoking control measures that will affect the packaging and sale of cigarettes here. These new measures are part of the amendments made in 2010 to the renamed Tobacco Act, and the tobacco industry has been given until March 1, 2013 to put them into action. For instance, manufacturers are banned from printing 'misleading descriptors' like 'mild' and 'ultra light' on cigarette boxes. Related Links The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is to oversee the implementation of new smoking control measures that will affect the packaging and sale of cigarettes here. -- PDF: HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD This follows a 2009 HPB study showing ...

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