Smokers will have an even tougher time finding a place to light up next week.
From next Tuesday onwards, smoking will be banned at five new areas in Singapore:
-- common areas of all residential buildings
-- covered linkways and walkways
-- overhead pedestrian bridges
-- within 5-metre radius of bus shelters
-- hospital outdoor compounds
In a media statement issued on Friday, the National Environment Agency said the additional restrictions would further limit the exposure of the public to second-hand tobacco smoke.
While the ban will take place from next Tuesday, the NEA said offenders caught in the new areas for the next three months will receive mere warnings first.
Thereafter, flouters can be issued a fine of up to S$1000.
Educational posters will be put up at affected areas and bins with ashtrays at the affected areas will be replaced.
Property agent Timothy Yang, 26, is resigned to the latest smoking area bans.
"Most smokers are already prepared for restrictions like these to be implement. There's nothing much we can do. We just have to adapt and abide by the law. But it's definitely getting harder to be a smoker in Singapore," he said.
Just for show only. NEA does not monitor smoking at smoke free areas. Smokers still smoke at the bus-stops ..........
If they are not serious to implement this , please do not restrict the smokers from smoking any where they like.
Just one of the many wayang projects from that one laaaaa. bunch of useless arrogant toads ............
instead of listing so many cannot puff places
y not say where can..........
So you will spend more time finding out where, and less time smoking.
they discourage smoking ........ won't tell which locations allowed.
do it in your own bedroom ...........
smokers can smoke at bus stops, NEA does not check .....
I'll be very scared if NEA checked my bedroom.
Penn and Teller - Smoke free areas are bullshit.
this forum exists !!!
only can smoke under the sun...
if rain how ar?
carry umbrella loh...............
carry your own cubicle la. whenever want to smoke go inside and smoke