Administrative Measures to be taken on Errant Licensees
All tobacco retail licensees are reminded of their responsibility for the sale of tobacco products in their retail outlet(s), and for the supervision of any employee for this purpose. Under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, anyone, who directly or indirectly sells any tobacco product to a person below the Minimum Legal Age (MLA), is liable on the 1st conviction, to a maximum fine of $5,000, and in the case of a subsequent conviction, to a maximum fine of $10,000.
In addition, the tobacco retail licence will be suspended for 6 months for the first offence and revoked for the second offence. However, if any outlet is found selling tobacco products to under-aged persons in school uniform or those below 12 years of age, the tobacco retail licence will be revoked, even for the first offence.