'Morning Edition' Returns: 'Easing Up' on Chewing Gum Authorities in Singapore are finally beginning to loosen their grip on chewing gum... sort of. The city has lifted its 12-year-old ban on the gum, which was imposed to prevent littering on sidewalks and public buses. Under the new, liberalized rules, residents can buy chewing gum whenever they want -- as long as they submit their names and ID card numbers.
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'Morning Edition' Returns: 'Easing Up' on Chewing Gum

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'Morning Edition' Returns: 'Easing Up' on Chewing Gum

'Morning Edition' Returns: 'Easing Up' on Chewing Gum

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Authorities in Singapore are finally beginning to loosen their grip on chewing gum... sort of. The city has lifted its 12-year-old ban on the gum, which was imposed to prevent littering on sidewalks and public buses. Under the new, liberalized rules, residents can buy chewing gum whenever they want — as long as they submit their names and ID card numbers.