NUS Assoc Prof highlights out alleged tactics by big tobacco companies to thwart tax hikes

In a recent ST opinion piece, Assoc Prof van der Eijk from NUS shed light on tobacco companies’ tactics in exaggerating a ‘rampant’ illicit cigarette and vaping market in Singapore.

She criticised industry-backed research inflating figures to thwart tobacco tax hikes that could harm the tobacco sales, falsely linking taxes to illicit trade.

Singapore’s MOH extends CareShield Life incentives until 2024

On Tuesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced an extension of participation incentives for CareShield Life for another year.

Eligible pre-1980 Singaporeans, sans severe disability, can get $3,000 over 10 years if they enroll between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2024, easing premium costs.