02 Sep '11, 10pm

Our reader advocates a ban on cigarette sales to Singaporeans born in or after the year 2000. What do you think?

I am heartened by news that the Health Sciences Authority has apprehended another 14 errant tobacco retailers which sold cigarettes to underaged youths (Sept 1). Each new retailer caught flouting the law indicates that the demand of cigarettes by underaged smokers is still not adequately tackled. Stemming the tide of new smokers, not least the underaged smokers, is the single most important measure because smoking is highly addictive. It is reported that the quit rate is only 3 per cent. At the heart of reducing the number of new smokers is reducing the number of underaged smokers because many become addicted before the age of 18, given the statistic that initiation averages at the age of 12 to 13. A bold and innovative initiative that focuses on the supply side of the problem is required. There has been a proposal of a forward-planning approach of banning the sale of ciga...

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