Minimum smoking age raised to 21 in Singapore

In November 2017, the Singapore government passed a law to raise the minimum age for smoking and for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old over a 3-year period. The transition was completed in January 2021 and aims to reduce uptake of smoking among young people. Retailers caught selling any tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21 will face fines of up to S$5,000 (approx. £2,775) for a first offence.