Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Liang Eng Hwa
MP for Bukit Panjang SMC
Question No. 3350
To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the number of tobacco retail licences issued in each of the past five years; and (b) what is the control framework for the number and location of licences issued to reduce the prevalence of smoking.
In the past 5 years, the number of tobacco retail licences granted is set out in the table below.
Table: Number of tobacco retail licences granted by the Health Sciences Authority for the past 5 years
Under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Licensing) Regulations 2017, tobacco retail licencees must not site their premises in unsuitable locations, including healthcare institutions, pharmacies, educational institutions, childcare centres and computer gaming/video gaming centres.