In January 2013, the smokefree law in Singapore was expanded to include the common areas of all residential buildings, covered linkways and walkways, overhead pedestrian bridges, outdoor compounds of hospitals, as well as within a five-meter radius of bus shelters.
In January 2009, all indoor public places in Singapore will be smokefree. The new law will also include some outdoor places, such as playgrounds and exercise areas, and smoking will not be allowed within 5 meters of building entrances.
Singapores 2005 smokefree law prohibited smoking in some air-conditioned public places, including public transportation and stadiums. The law was expanded in July 2007 to include additional air-conditioned places such as karaoke lounges and nightclubs.
defy ban on e-cigarettes
in smokers caught flouting ban: NEA
of first community-led smoke-free zone at Nee Soon South
Seletar Reservoir Park designated as non-smoking zone
show support for tobacco-free Singapore
of future smoke-free zone, Nee Soon South, think it won't work
NEA uses a 'bro' to promote smoking ban extension
issues 2400 warnings since smoking ban extended
still puffing at newly prohibited areas
ban extended to more public areas from Jan 15
fined for smoking in smoke-free zones in 2012
you know? After July 2007 enforcement of the ban was responsibility
of outlet owners
ban extended to more public areas
SINGAPORE - The smoking ban will soon be extended to more public areas
in Singapore. These include common corridors, void decks and staircases
markets and food centres awarded for anti-smoking efforts
Considers Widening Smoking Ban
response on widening smoking ban
Many Members of Parliament (MPs) are supporting the proposed move to
widen the smoking ban. ...
in Singapore to face harsher measures
places to light up with wider ban
exploring extension of smoking ban in public places
flout smoking ban at coffee shops
imposes tighter tobacco control measures
not for tobacco ban
CHANGI Airport has put its weight behind a global airports group opposing a World Health Organisation (WHO) proposal to ban the sale of duty-free tobacco products on airport premises.
The Airports Council International (ACI), which groups 1,679 airports worldwide, including Changi, maintains that this move will hurt airport earnings, as well as penalise the travelling public.
The issue surfaced at the group's annual meeting recently, in response
to suggestions made by the WHO that such a ban would stem the illegal
trade in tobacco products.
This was one of several resolutions approved at the end of the ACI's two-day gathering in Kuala Lumpur last week. ...
support stricter controls proposed under Smoking Act
The Health Promotion Board has received 171 responses from the public on proposed amendments to the Smoking (Control of Advertisements and Sale of Tobacco) Act.
Among them - 131 were from individuals, 12 from the tobacco industry, with the rest comprising healthcare professionals and community organisations.
The proposed amendments include banning tobacco sponsorship, lowering the maximum levels on tar and nicotine limits, and banning misleading labelling on cigarettes.
The health minister may also be given more powers to prohibit harmful tobacco products.
The majority of respondents supported the changes, with 87 per cent supporting the control of alternative forms of tobacco products.
it out, please: NEA inspectors fan out and warn 245 smokers as new rules
to ban smoking in more public places kick in
SMOKERS in Singapore have even fewer places to enjoy a puff now, as a nationwide ban on lighting up in a new list of public areas took effect yesterday.
About 100 plain-clothes enforcement officers from the National Environment
Agency (NEA) fanned out across the island yesterday to issue friendly
reminders to smokers who were still puffing away in now out-of-bounds
areas such as lift lobbies and carparks.
The ban was widened yesterday to include areas such as non-air-conditioned offices, hotel lobbies, multi-storey carparks and places within 5m of the entrances and exits of buildings.
The widened ban is part of a drive since 1970 to stamp out smoking in Singapore. Already, lighting up is forbidden in all hawker centres, restaurants and community clubs, among other places.
to extend smoking ban to all indoor public places
Singapore, renowned for its clean image and strict laws against littering,
in July last year has already extended the smoking ban from all in air-conditioned
buildings to popular outdoor "hawker centers", air-conditioned
karaoke lounges and nightclubs.
Smoking Is Banned In More Public Places In S'pore
Smokers in Singapore are increasingly finding themselves lighting up at all the wrong places as smoking ban is extended to cover more public spots from this month.
Beginning last Saturday, smokers are no longer permitted to puff away cigarettes at bus shelters and interchanges, public swimming pools, public toilets, community clubs and open-air stadium -- adding to the already long list of no-smoking zones in the tiny island state.
Enforcement officers had already begun their rounds to enforce the latest smoking ban and so far, six had already been caught and fined for smoking at bus interchanges.
Meet the newest Smoke-Free Ambassador
Thousands of Singapore Idol viewers who watched Taufik Batisah struggle with a bad throat at one stage of the competition last year did not realise it then but they were witness to a life-changing experience for the young man who went on to win the competition. .Under great stress during the competition, the pack-a-day smoker began lighting up more and more until the throat infection hit. .That's when Taufik decided to kick his 12-year addiction. .Said Taufik, 23: "I had never had the problem before. I realised, you don't know when you can get throat cancer or tonsillitis. This is my career, my voice is important to me. So, why should I continue smoking?"
Smoking ban at coffee shops, hawker centres from July next year
There will be fewer places for smokers to light up soon.
Smokers have to stub out at coffee shops and hawker centres from July next year and it will be the same for entertainment outlets as well by July 2007.
Singaporeans will soon not have to endure second-hand smoke when the ban starts at coffee shops and hawker centres next year.
Other non-smokers welcomed the move.
Smoking ban extended to more public areas from Oct 1
SINGAPORE : It's "No Smoking" for more public places from October 1.
Smokers won't be able to light up at bus shelters and interchanges, public toilets, swimming complexes and stadiums and community clubs.
And details of a ban at entertainment outlets will be out by year-end.
That's not all - a decision on banning smoking at hawker centres and coffeeshops - will be made by the end of the year.
Second-hand smoke is a silent killer, said MPs, who wanted more protection for non-smokers.