Supermarket chains Cold Storage, Jasons, Market Place, NTUC FairPrice, Prime Supermarket and Sheng Siong have joined in the fight against tobacco use in support of World No Tobacco Day this year by voluntarily not selling tobacco products on Sunday (May 31).
This year, HPB launched its annual National Tobacco Control campaign, I Quit, at a walkathon event on Saturday, which saw approximately 300 participants pledging to lead a smoke-free life to mark World No Tobacco Day.
Participants were joined by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, who flagged off the event, held at West Coast Park on Saturday afternoon.
I Quit, a national anti-smoking social movement was introduced by HPB in 2011. HPB said in 2014, I Quit garnered increasing interest, with 10,000 smokers signing up for the “I Quit 28-Day Countdown”, a 570 per cent increase from the inaugural I Quit 2011 edition. Fifty-seven per cent of those who participated in 2014 now smoke less or have successfully quit smoking.