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Singapore Open to New Zealand-Style Smoking Ban for Young Adults

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Singapore is open to imposing a smoking ban on young adults on the lines of similarly strict rules proposed in New Zealand last month, underscoring its commitment to bolstering tobacco control.

“It is an attractive proposal, in that it prevents young people from taking up smoking while not putting too many restriction on older smokers,” Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement Tuesday, in response to questions from parliament. “Then, as the years go by, more and more cohorts are smoking free.”