05 Jun '11, 11pm

[ST] Community support to help smokers kick their habit

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is enlisting more helping hands - specifically from the community - in its bid to help smokers kick their habit. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN THE Health Promotion Board (HPB) is enlisting more helping hands - specifically from the community - in its bid to help smokers kick their habit. Social media, uniformed services such as the police, the private sector and even reformed smokers will be roped in to provide support. The plan is to bring down the number of smokers in Singapore by about 150,000, or to less than 10 per cent of the population, by 2020. Last year, smokers made up 14.3 per cent of the population, up from 12.6 per cent in 2004. The proportion rose even though stiffer tobacco taxes sent cigarette prices up and efforts have been ongoing to raise public awareness about the harmful effects of smoking. HPB chief executive Ang Hak Seng s...

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