Singapore is a high-income island country with a population of 6.2 million people, situated just south of peninsular Malaysia. Post-colonization, Singapore was originally a part of Malaysia but became a sovereign nation two years later in 1965.
In Singapore, half a dozen of individuals is reported to smoking-related sicknesses each day. About 15% of adults in Singapore are smokers.
Cigarette Retail price
The retail price of cigarette products in Singapore is relatively high compared to other countries in the region. In 2018, the average cost of a pack of cigarettes was 13.02 SGD a nearly 50% increase since 2004.
Tobacco Leaf Production
According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the information of tobacco leaf production in Singapore in 2018 as presented in the table below;
|Area harvested||0.00Im ha|
Fc: Calculated data
Im: FAO data based on imputation methodology
Who Dominates the Market?
As of 2019, Philip Morris International (PMI) held the largest cigarette market share in Singapore (45%) followed by British American Tobacco (BAT) Singapore and Japan Tobacco International (JTI) at 24% and 22% respectively.
Roadmap to Tobacco Control
Singapore ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on 14 May 2004 and became a Party to the treaty on 27 February 2005. One of the first attempt for tobacco control measures was introduced in the 1990 Air Navigation Order, with the prohibition of smoking on all Singapore aircraft.
Tobacco Control Legislation in Singapore
|1990||Air Navigation Order|
|1994||Smoking Prohibition in Certain Places Act Notification|
|2003||Smoking (Control of Advertisements and Sale of Tobacco) (Labelling) Regulations|
|2006||Control of Advertisements and Sale of Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations|
|2010||Control of Advertisements and Sale (Licensing of Importers, Wholesalers and Retailers) Regulations|
|2011||Control of Advertisement and Sale of Tobacco Act Revised|
|2012||Advertisements and Sale (Labelling) Regulations|
|2014||Control of Advertisements and Sale Act Chapter 309, Prohibited Tobacco Products Regulations|
|2018||Control of Advertisement and Sale Act|
Control of Advertisements and Sale Act Chapter 309, Appearance, Packaging and Labelling Regulations
Control of Advertisement and Sale (Amendment) Act
 World Bank Country and Lending Groups. 2020. https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519
 Gianna Gayle Herrera Amul, Tikki Pang. Progress in tobacco control in Singapore: lessons and challenges in the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 2017; 5(1): 102-121, cited in Lee K. Don’t smoke me out, Cancerfocus: Vol 1 (2018) MCI (P) 127/03/2018, Singapore Cancer Society, https://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/images/publications/cancer-focus/Cancer-Focus-2018-vol-1.pdf page 1
 Global Data, Retail Prices, Cigarettes in Singapore, 2019, page 2
 Tobacco Production Quantity by Country, FAO Data: Food and Agriculture Organization <http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=FAO&f=itemCode%3a826>
 Ibid, Manufacturer Sales and Market Share 2000-2018, Cigarettes in Singapore, 2019, page 16
 Air Navigation Order 1990, https://seatca.org/dmdocuments/Singapore%20-%20Air%20Navig.%20Order%20-%20national.pdf