Even smokers, having understood the approach, support the tobacco-free generation approach. So, why not set the target of a tobacco-free generation in Singapore beginning with those born in 2010? The oldest in this generation are only 11 years old now, and hardly any of them smoke or vape. And such a legislation would have no impact on current smokers and would not disrupt the market.
The Tobacco Free Generation Education Ecosystem includes direct communications with the young at their vulnerable age to share various evidence-based, Tobacco Free Generation concepts for that lasting impression across the cohort. We thank North Vista Primary School, Singapore for inviting us to share, role play and reflect on 19 September 2018
We are greatly appreciative to North Vista Primary School and Sengkang Health for inviting us to share the Tobacco Free Generation notion to 650 eager and well behaved students this morning. Dr Koong demonstrated the withdrawal symptoms of a smoker craving for a cigarette. In showing the students that majority of smokers were unknowingly addicted when they were young, he reminded everyone that the person smoking is NOT the culprit. Instead, we show to the students to display care, love and understanding to their family members who are smokers while encouraging them to stop. Preventing their peers from starting to smoke is also care and love. However cool smokers look as they relish their cigarettes outside shopping malls, stay away. Well done, North Vista Primary, Singapore