Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Singapore to partly lift gum ban

`Singapore is preparing to partially lift its famous ban on chewing gum – in order to comply with a free trade agreement with the United States.

But only gum aimed at helping smokers to quit will be allowed when the new rules come into effect on Thursday.

The government will allow the sale of Nicorette, a nicotine gum, because the agreement with the US says “therapeutic” brands should be allowed.

Singapore banned chewing gum in 1992 because of a litter problem.’

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