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Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act

The Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, previously known as the Smoking (Control of Advertisments and Sale of Tobacco) Act, was enacted with the objective to bring down the prevalence of smoking among the public, in particular, the under-18 minors.

This Act, amongst other things, restrict accessibility of tobacco products to under-18 minors, inform public of the health hazards of smoking via health warning labels on tobacco packs, prohibit advertisements and sales promotion of tobacco products and limit tar and nicotine contents in cigarettes for sale locally.

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