Singapore

Singapore - country profile

Cigarettes in Singapore

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Singapore show a very slight decrease from 2000 (16.4%) to 2015 (16.1%), with a projection to decrease further to 15.8% by 2025. The downwards trend has been driven by changes in women's smoking behaviour. For women there has been a downwards year by year trend in smoking prevalence, from 5.3% in 2000 to 4.5% in 2015, and projected to be around 4% by 2025. For men, there has been a slight upwards trend, with 27.7% being current smokers in 2000, 28.1% in 2015 and a projection to increase a little further to 28.2% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
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(1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/

Smoking-related mortality

Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
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The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Singapore

In Singapore, the importation, distribution, sale, or purchase of e-cigarettes are banned under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act 2013. As of February 2018, possession and use is also prohibited. Penalties for importation, distribution, and sale can be up to 10,000 Singapore dollars (~US$7,625), or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both. Repeat offenders can receive double the penalties. The penalties for purchase, use, and possession are fines of up to 2,000 Singapore dollars (~US$1,525).

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
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Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Availability

Legal to import device - trade:
No
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
Legal to sell device:
No
Legal to sell nicotine:
No
Legal to purchase without prescription:
No
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Regulations and restrictions

Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Singapore

There are no comments specific to snus in Singapore in the database.

Heated Tobacco Products in Singapore

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Singapore in the database.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
A
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Personal communication, Andrew Zaman, External Affairs, Philip Morris International

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
A
healing
A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Singapore

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Singapore in the database.

Product promotion

Market size:
1.50 million €
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Market size per smoker:
A
Consumer Health: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics. Date Exported: 8/9/2019. (c) Euromonitor International 2019

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
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Products are marketed:
Yes
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Place available:
Pharmacy
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WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).