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Thank you for submitting your feedback to the public consultation exercise on proposed amendments to the Smoking (Control of Advertisements and Sale of Tobacco) Act.
Health Promotion Board (HPB), in partnership with Health Science Authority (HSA), conducted a public consultation exercise, from 3 - 28 August 2009, on proposed amendments to the Smoking (Control of Advertisements and Sale of Tobacco) Act and other smoking control measures.
The proposed amendments include:
- removing the exemption which allows tobacco company sponsorship
- lowering maximum tar and nicotine limits
- empowering the Health Minister to prohibit harmful tobacco products
- increasing fines for underage smokers
- reviewing criteria for licensing of tobacco retailers
- banning misleading labelling and replacing the existing tar and nicotine label with a new health message
- and requiring new packaging for cigarillos.
Members of the public and relevant parties were invited to submit their feedback via an e-consultation portal. A total of 171 responses were received.
HPB and HSA would like to thank all respondents for their feedback and suggestions.