We will be having a roadshow at Singapore Sports Hub & Kallang Wave Mall from 11 to 12 of November. Head on down and sign up for the I Quit 28-Day Countdown. Start your smoke-free journey today
Tobacco use kills more than 7 million persons worldwide each year. The World Health Organization has also found that second-hand smoke is responsible for around... 600,000 deaths around the world each year.
Addressing the delegates at the Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control Meeting, Senior Minister of State for Health Mr Chee Hong Tat highlighted that smoking is the second-highest contributor to Singapore’s disease burden after obesity. More than 2,000 Singaporeans die prematurely from smoking-related diseases each year. Singapore has adopted a multi-pronged approach to tobacco control, which includes legislation, taxation, public education and helping smokers to quit.
We can all play a part in reducing the smoking prevalence in Singapore. Smokers who want to quit can sign up for the I Quit 28-Day Countdown programme. Family and friends of smokers can provide support to help smokers of all ages make their first or next attempts to kick the habit.
[Photo credit: The Union]