Measures to curb smoking

Stubbed-out cigarettes left on a dustbin.
Stubbed-out cigarettes left on a dustbin.PHOTO: ST FILE

Some ways to curb smoking can include scanning the ICs of all who buy cigarettes. The information on who buys cigarettes and how often can be stored with the Health Ministry.

We should also bar smokers from receiving medical subsidies for smoking-related illnesses, and impose extra duties on tobacco products or ban them altogether.

Ng Sung Nang

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline 'Measures to curb smoking'. Print Edition | Subscribe