Singapore's smoking control strategies win WHO award
Singapore’s National Smoking Control Programme has received international recognition.
The programme was accorded a Good Practice Award for Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Cities by the World Health Organisation..
It recognises outstanding practices and innovative, successful approaches to comprehensive tobacco control that adhere to the MPOWER package, which is a roadmap to help countries meet their obligations to the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control.
Singapore has one of the lowest smoking prevalence rates in the world.
Its multi-pronged strategy has successfully reduced the smoking prevalence rate from 20 percenrt in 1984 to 12.6 percent in 2004.