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Health Sciences Authority

Trade Announcements

Minimum Legal Age (MLA)

From 1 January 2019, the Minimum Legal Age (MLA) for the purchase, use, possession, sale and supply of tobacco products will be raised from 18 to 19 years old. The MLA will subsequently be raised to 20 years old on 1 January 2020 and to 21 years old on 1 January 2021. Please refer to this link for more information.



1 January 2019

19 years old

1 January 2020

20 years old

1 January 2021

21 years old


Tobacco Point-of-Sale Display Ban

The Tobacco Point-of-Sale (POS) display ban has taken effect on 1 August 2017.  All licensed retailers are required to comply with the new law.  Tobacco retailers may refer to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Ban on Display of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2017 or the POS display ban booklet for compliance. 

For policy related feedback on the POS display ban, retailers may email to the Health Promotion Board at  Operational related enquiries can be sent to the Health Sciences Authority through an online feedback portal at