-Passive smoking ‘kills 600,000’ worldwide
-Australia plans to remove all logos from cigarette packaging in Australia, with company brand names printed in a uniform font. Packets would also be a bland olive-green and contain graphic health warnings such as black, diseased gums, blinded eyes and children in hospital.
– The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named tobacco as the world’s largest cause of preventable death.
-Singapore has a relatively low smoking prevalence of approximately 15%, although this is significantly higher among young people and males. Despite the relatively low overall figure, there is cause for concern as smoking prevalence has actually increased since 2004, particularly among young females, and Singapore now ranks behind other countries in the region such as Hong Kong and Brunei.
-Singapore has a relatively high tax rate on tobacco of 67%
-7 Singaporeans die each day from smoking.