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Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tobacco smoke contributes to crib deaths

Babies whose mothers are exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy stand a higher risk of dying suddenly in their sleep, according to the National Clearing House for Tobacco Control (C-Tob), an organisation based at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Nation 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

NGOs: Use pictorial warnings

More than 180 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from more than 70 countries want to see the use of pictures or pictograms on cigarette boxes to warn consumers of the dangers of smoking.

Nation 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cigarette firms reject pictorial warning plan

Two major cigarette companies have rejected the position of more than 180 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to have pictorial warnings on cigarette boxes, while another supports #8220;clear and conspicuous#8221; health warnings but with conditions.

Nation 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

More CT scanners for govt hospitals

The Cabinet wants more computerised tomography (CT) scanners in government hospitals to improve patient care.

Nation 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tobacco firms slammed over warning labels

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has slammed two tobacco companies for their rejection of the use of pictorial warnings on cigarette boxes, describing their statements as 'emotional' and 'not very rational.'

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Outlets still selling cigarettes to children

The rampant sale of cigarettes to children is nullifying the Health Ministry's efforts to curb smoking. Clearinghouse for Tobacco Control co-ordinator Dr Rahmat Awang said children under the age of 18 could buy cigarettes from retail outlets.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Smokers ‘heed warnings’

A study conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society shows that graphic and explicit warnings on cigarette boxes are effective in discouraging smoking.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Exceptions to ban of tobacco sponsorship only temporary

The exemption of three sports - Formula One, sepak takraw and football - from the ban on cigarette manufacturers sponsorship will only be until their respective contractual agreements with the tobacco companies end.

Nation 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lure of flashy tobacco ads

The Government's tobacco control measures have since the 1970s been obscured by the industry's aggressive promotional activities, said a Health Ministry officer.

AseanPlus News 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Billionaire club shrinks Asia's rich hit by economic woes

B>SINGAPORE:/BAsia's richest people have been hit by the global economic crunch, with 14 names from the region dropping out of a US magazine's global list of billionaires, but some newcomers joined the exclusive club.