Singapore

Singapore and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

Date of Ratification
14 May 2004
Entry Into Force
27 February 2005

Article 8 Timeline

05 December 2011

National Law

Smoking (Prohibition In Certain Places) Act

(Original Enactment 06 April 1992, Amended on 31 April 2002)

Notifications

Smoking (Prohibition In Certain Places) (Amendment) Notification 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2000

Smoke-free or Not?

(Barriers in moving towards a 100% Smoke-free Environment based on the FCTC Article 8 Guidelines)

1.Hawker centres may designate smoking areas as follows:

  • Part of the outdoor refreshment area of the hawker centre not exceeding 20% of the total outdoor seating capacity; or
  • Where the hawker centre does not have an outdoor refreshment area, such part of the indoor refreshment area of the hawker centre not exceeding 10% of the total indoor seating capacity.

2. Any discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club in any premises or building (including any private club), may designate smoking areas as follows:

  • part of the outdoor refreshment area of the discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club not exceeding 20% of the total floor area of that outdoor refreshment area; and
  • any enclosed and independently ventilated room not exceeding 10% of the total indoor refreshment area of the discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club.
(Non Compliant with the Article 8 Guidelines, Principle 1: Total elimination of smoking and tobacco smoke in a particular space or environment is required to effectively provide protection from exposure to tobacco smoke, as well as to create a 100% smoke-free environment. Principle 2: All people should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke. All indoor workplaces and indoor public places should be smoke-free.)
1 FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.