03 Jun '11, 11pm
Step up vigilance against underage smoking
MORE and more young people, many of them underage students, are puffing away on their cigarettes openly. The authorities should step up vigilance in resorts such as Downtown East in Pasir Ris, especially during holidays and weekends. I frequent Downtown East and often notice underage people smoking. A student once asked me to buy cigarettes for him but I refused and warned him it is an offence. Perhaps there are others who give in to such requests. Those who assist underage people in buying cigarettes should also be punished.