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Typical S’porean way

In Economy, Humour, Political economy, Political governance on 21/11/2012 at 6:29 am

In a 2010 paper in the journal Tobacco Control, a group of Singapore-based cancer specialists proposed phasing-out tobacco by denying access to tobacco for anyone born from the year 2000 onwards. The researchers said their idea introduced the concept of tobacco-free generations that would “never legally be able to take up the harmful habit of smoking, at any age”

So very S’porean.

I came across the above when I read Should you need a licence to smoke?  This is something experts in the West are now thinking of recommending.

S’pore’s juz the place to introduce it, less draconian than banning youngsters from smoking.  We got licences to own cars (COEs) , licences to drive into the city (ERP charges),  licences to buy “subsidised” public housing (got to have marriage licences first), and local media journalists need licence to think (juz kidding).

And the govt could introduce the mandatory death penalty for smoking without licences. Shan could justify it on the grounds that smokers are all going to die one day, anyway.

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  1. Agree,I support a license to smoke move

  2. Along the same lines, everyone gets to meet the maker one day or another, extend the mandatory penalty to every simple infraction and Foreigner Action Party would meet their goals of 100% FT (with lotsa spurs to project from their posterior amongst increased competition with their brethren, betterest/speedierest/hungeriest and other world defining traits)…..insh….hope the charade ends in 2016…..really tirediest……..

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