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Mandatory standardised packaging, bigger graphic health warnings on all tobacco products from Jul 1

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: All tobacco products sold in Singapore must have standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings from Jul 1 as part of the country's continued tobacco control efforts, the Ministry of Health said in a news release on Monday.

Collectively referred to as the SP Measure, the rules apply to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, beedies, ang hoon and other roll-your-own tobacco products.

Among the requirements are the removal of all logos, colours, images and promotional information on the packaging of tobacco products.

"The SP Measure for tobacco products is part of a multi-pronged approach aimed, among others, at discouraging non-smokers from picking up smoking, encouraging smokers to quit, and encouraging Singaporeans to adopt a tobacco-free lifestyle, which will ultimately lead to reduced smoking prevalence," MOH said.