SINGAPORE. The Minister of Health has exempted Changi Airport and ferry port duty free retailers from newly introduced restrictions on tobacco advertising and sales.
The exemption from section 22 of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act becomes effective on 1 August. Besides DFS’s Changi Airport stores, the exemption includes the port stores at HarbourFront Centre and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
The Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act contains a series of restrictions on tobacco retailing, including a ban on advertisements of tobacco products and imitation tobacco products. Tobacco products cannot be given away as a gift, sample or prize. They also cannot be sold with other products as a gift, or in conjunction with any other goods. All shopper loyalty programmes involving tobacco products are prohibited.
Licensees must ensure that all tobacco products carry the mandatory health-warning labels in compliance with the Act.