13 Oct '11, 12am

Govt says it is "exploring an extension of the smoking ban to reduce the impact of second-hand smoke on non-smokers"

SINGAPORE - Smokers could soon have fewer public places at which to light up. In its addendum to President Tony Tan's address at Monday's opening of Parliament, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) said yesterday it is "exploring an extension of the smoking ban to reduce the impact of second-hand smoke on non-smokers". The ministry is expected to make its recommendations early next year. Members of Parliament Today spoke to felt the extension could be a prohibition on smoking while walking or in public areas where smokers congregate. Ms Lee Bee Wah, who chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for National Development and the Environment, said her residents had hoped the Government would extend the smoking ban at parks, corridors of HDB flats and pathways to bus stops. "They tell me that more people, especially younger Singaporeans, are smoking i...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC111013-0000213/Govt...

Tweets

Fewer places to light up in Singapore with wider cigarette ban

Fewer places to light up in Singapore with wide...

straitstimes.com 14 Oct '11, 2am

Fewer places to light up with wider ban -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Feng Zengkun and Lin Zhaowei Pavements, beache...

Energy Tax Credits Need Extension, GEA Tells Ho...

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Oct '11, 8pm

Since 2005, the US geothermal market has grown from 2737 MW of installed baseload capacity in 2005 to 3102 MW in 2010. Goi...

Breaking News! 70 Malls Across US To Ban Pet Sales!

Breaking News! 70 Malls Across US To Ban Pet Sa...

care2.com 13 Oct '11, 7am

This new humane policy designed to break the puppy mill business chain is taking effect nationwide within 30 days. Maceric...

Solar Industry: 1603 Extension Would Add 37,000...

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Oct '11, 9pm

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), spoke with the media to discuss the soon...

Solar Industry: 1603 Extension Would Add 37,000...

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Oct '11, 7pm

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), spoke with the media to discuss the soon...