SCAN Bulletin #138                                                                              April 26, 2023
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Between Malaysia and the Indonesian archipelago is Singapore, a city-state of six million inhabitants that has barely been an independent country for fifty years. Its growth since then has been spectacular, and it has managed to reach the top positions in the world in the list of countries with the highest GDP per capita.

On the B-side of the album, an advance that is not directly reflected in its finances, but in the day-to-day life of its citizens: progressive restrictions on tobacco that have been cornering it. The places and circumstances in which smoking is allowed have been reduced over the years, and A walk through its streets in 2023 allows one to sense where the shots are going if one looks at what is not there: butts on the ground. No clouds of smoke. READ MORE

The local tobacco control association has expressed their support for the smoking ban management at Shanghai Disney Resort after a male visitor was permanently banned from entering the park for smoking in a non-smoking area within the park.

"Shanghai Disney Resort has fulfilled its responsibilities for smoking control in accordance with relevant regulations, protecting the health and safety of visitors and the public. We fully support their efforts and extend our sympathy to the affected staff and performers," the official said.

On April 19, a man was caught smoking in a non-smoking area within Shanghai Disney Resort, prompting park staff to try and stop him, according to a video circulated online. READ MORE

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government on Friday said it would ban the sale of all types of nicotine pouches in the Netherlands, while widening the rules for tobacco to include all other types of tobacco-free nicotine products.

The government said the ban would make it easier to uphold the rules regarding nicotine pouches, which are currently only allowed if they contain less than 0.035 grammes of nicotine.

The new rules will also prohibit the use of nicotine pouches and other tobacco-free nicotine products in places where smoking is not allowed. READ MORE

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