The proposal to ban the sale of cigarettes to Singaporean residents born from the year 2000 was first suggested in October 2010.Ya don't say!
Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong said during Parliament on Monday that there are difficulties and risks in implementing and enforcing such a measure.
Mr Gan cited the following examples: "A person affected by the ban can circumvent it by getting a friend or relative unaffected by the ban to purchase tobacco products for them or buying the tobacco products while overseas, thereby rendering the intended control measure ineffective."
Mr Gan said the Ministry of Health will continue to review its tobacco control programme to ensure that it remains targeted, dynamic and responsive to trends.It would also help if they were to keep it somewhere remotely sane, doncha think?
Tobacco controllers, eh? Probably the most issue-blinkered brainless twonks on the planet.