15 Apr '11, 7am

How can smokers & non-smokers get along?

The authorities should prohibit smokers from lighting up when they are on the move. With the yellow boxes in place at coffeeshops, enclosed "smoking rooms" should also be built, such as those seen at some airports. Impose a ban on smoking outside these enclosed smoking rooms. This will make Singapore effectively smoke-free and better for the health of the wider community, while leaving room for smokers to light up among their own. Existing yellow boxes for smokers are not effective for two reasons - tables placed just next to these yellow boxes are still subjected to drifting cigarette smoke. There appears to be a lack of enforcement, judging by my many encounters with those who blatantly lit up outside a yellow box. Don't smoke in my face Letter from Felix Chua In his letter "Will there be 'smokers' paths'?" (April 14), Mr Jason Tan asked where smokers would have to walk ...

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