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Health Ministry plans smoking ban for persons under 21

The Ministry of Health will propose legislation to ban persons under 21 years of age from buying, using and possessing tobacco products, The Straits Times reported.

The ministry plans to table a proposal within a year that calls for a phased in ban, the newspaper said on its website. The current legal smoking age is 18. Similar laws have been adopted in Sri Lanka and some parts of the United States, according to Straits Times.

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