Potential loss in tobacco tax revenue not a factor in e-cigarette ban: Lawrence Wong

January 11, 2024 by channelnewsasia.com

Potential loss in tobacco tax revenue not a factor in e-cigarette ban: Lawrence Wong

Public health, not potential tax revenue losses, was the reason Singapore decided to ban electronic cigarettes in 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said on Wednesday (Jan 10). Member of Parliament James Lim (WP-Sengkang) had filed questions on e-cigarettes or vapes, asking if the potential loss of tax revenue was a factor in disallowing e-cigarettes. In a written reply, Mr Wong said the ban was to protect Singapore's population from the harms of e-cigarettes, also known as vapes.


16.80% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 853,787 current smokers in Singapore 28.20% of men are current smokers but only 4.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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