28 Jun '11, 11pm
Our reader says smoking should be banned at park connectors, since it's where people go to relax and get fresh air.
I REFER to the National Environment Agency's reply on smoking in prohibited places ('Action taken against smoking offences: NEA'; Monday), and the list of such places on its website. To my surprise, park connectors are not listed among the public places where smoking is prohibited. During my regular runs at Serangoon Park Connector, I have seen many people smoking on benches there. Park connectors are widely used by the public as recreation spaces. It is ironic that smoking is allowed in places where people expect to enjoy fresh air.