18 Dec '11, 11pm

Shift in non-smoking strategy needed via @addthis

I applaud the National Environment Agency's initiative to collect public feedback on the smoking ban. Extending the ban, though, may exacerbate the problem for non-smokers. As it is already difficult to enforce the current ban, an extension alone would overload environment officers, resulting in little or even negative impact on the ground. Reducing the number of places to smoke would lead to a concentration of smokers and second-hand smoke in those places. And despite past extensions of the ban, it has become more difficult to avoid second-hand smoke. A new approach, to provide alternatives for smokers, is needed. Most smokers will not readily give up the habit, and we need to recognise that smoking is an addiction, not a lifestyle choice. If we want to protect citizens, I propose there should be smoking rooms in all buildings (like those in Changi Airport). Non-smokers a...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC111219-0000043/Shift...

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For Green Groups, a Shift in Tactics

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Dec '11, 12pm

In the Sunday Review, I wrote about the generational leadership change that big environmental groups are undergoing and ho...

For Green Groups, a Shift in Tactics

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Dec '11, 12pm

In the Sunday Review, I wrote about the generational leadership change that big environmental groups are undergoing and ho...

Voices: Review of entire transport model needed

todayonline.com 17 Dec '11, 1am

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