Convenience stores take steps to comply with new smoking age

Madam Sherley Ang, 54, owner of Hianky Provision Store, which displays both the new and old notices on the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Madam Sherley Ang, 54, owner of Hianky Provision Store, which displays both the new and old notices on the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The increase in the smoking age from 19 to 20 yesterday has prompted stores to put measures in place to prevent underage smokers from buying cigarettes.

The 10 owners of small convenience shops across the island who spoke to The Straits Times over the past two days said they have all taken steps to deter young people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'Convenience stores take steps to comply with new smoking age'. Print Edition | Subscribe