13 Nov '11, 10pm

Voices: A reader calls for a total ban on smoking in public places to clear the air for all

IT HAS been a long time since the first smoking prohibition rule came into effect. While I welcome the smoking prohibition at bus stops, building entrances and at all food establishments and entertainment joints, more could be done to draw a line clearly on how the smoking prohibition should be followed. Many smokers still insist that, if they smoke at the border of a bus stop, it is still outside the bus stop. The fact is that, when smoking is prohibited, one should not smoke near the prohibited place as much as possible. I suppose we need legislation to keep such smokers at bay. Also, smokers have started to do so in multi-storey car parks like those in Lucky Plaza, Causeway Point and Empress Road Food Centre. Some try to beat the law by smoking in the staircase wells of malls and buildings. I have encountered choking smoke stench in staircases of Nex mall, Lucky Plaza, ...

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