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Phasing-out tobacco: proposal to deny access to tobacco for those born from 2000

Abstract

As a contribution to worldwide efforts towards a tobacco-free society, this paper considers the possibility of a long-term phasing-in of a total ban, by proposing that individuals born in or after the year 2000 have their supply of tobacco restricted. In conjunction, a survey that we have conducted in Singapore indicates strong public support (even among current smokers) for the proposal.

  • Primary healthcare
  • public opinion polls
  • public policy
  • young adults

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