Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday that the ban on displaying cigarettes and other tobacco products in stores will take effect on Aug 1, after a one-year grace period.
In a press release, the authorities said that the retailers must keep the tobacco products in plain, undecorated storage devices, and out of customers' direct line of sight.
Under the regulations, the point of sale will remain fixed at the cashier, to reduce the accessibility of cigarettes to youths and non-smokers.
If requested, a text-only price list based on a template prescribed by MOH will also be shown to customers.
If any retailer is convicted of flouting the ban, he might face a maximum jail term of six months, a fine of up to S$10,000, or both.