World’s First To Mandate Labelling On Individual Cigarettes

World’s First To Mandate Labelling On Individual Cigarettes

Smoking in Singapore was first banned in buses, cinemas and theatres in Sep 1970 and it was extended to indoor locations which are frequented by most people on Aug 1977. Singapore was the first Asian country to ban tobacco advertisements in 1971. In 2009, Singapore became the first in the world to mandate compulsory labelling of all Singapore duty paid cigarette with “SDPC” on the individual sticks. This move is a measure to visibly differentiate duty paid cigarettes from contraband cigarettes.

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