Singapore retailers suspended for selling cigarettes to minors

SEATCA welcomes the move of Singapore to suspend for six months the license of 10 retailers caught selling cigarettes to minors during the surveillance and enforcement activities done by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).

Under the Tobacco Act (Control of Advertisements and Sale), anyone caught selling tobacco products to those below the age of 18 will face a fine of up to S$5,000 for the first offence and up to S$10,000 for the second or subsequent offence. 

In addition, their tobacco retail license will be suspended for six months for the first offence and revoked for the second offence. However, retailers found selling tobacco products to minors in school uniform or those below 12 years of age will have their tobacco retail license revoked immediately during the first offence.