High-sugar drinks: Bans don't work in changing behaviour

Instead, there is a need to engage the public and offer alternatives to drive sustainable behavioural change.

Bans have been a recurring topic of discussion in Singapore recently.

They have been floated as solutions to high consumption of sugary drinks; increased incidents involving personal mobility devices (PMDs); and tackling the stubbornly high smoking rates over the past decade.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2019, with the headline 'High-sugar drinks: Bans don't work in changing behaviour'. Print Edition | Subscribe