14 Oct '11, 2am

Fewer places to light up in Singapore with wider cigarette ban

Fewer places to light up in Singapore with wider cigarette ban

Fewer places to light up with wider ban -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Feng Zengkun and Lin Zhaowei Pavements, beaches and park connectors should become cigarette-free zones if the ban is extended, say non-smokers. But smokers fear lengthening the list of places where they are barred from lighting up would leave them with little room to take a smoke break. Earlier this week, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources said it was considering extending the ban, which now covers most indoor areas, to reduce the impact of second-hand smoke. Background story The law in other places BHUTAN Selling tobacco is forbidden under a law passed in June last year. Anyone caught smoking in restricted areas such as pubs and restaurants faces up to three years in jail. CHINA A ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and other indoor public spaces was declared in May. HONG KONG Smo...

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