Chia Shi-Lu on Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill
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Chia Shi-Lu on Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill(Updated: )
MP Chia Shi-Lu spoke in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11) about a Bill that would enforce standardised cigarette packaging. Dr Chia, who chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health, voiced strong support for the Bill, but asked if plain packaging could lead to an increase in counterfeit tobacco products as well as “down-trading”, where consumers turn from more expensive brands to lower-priced alternatives, resulting in smoking ultimately becoming cheaper and more pervasive.