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The propsed smoking ban in common areas.

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 9:47 am

Who is going to be Policing this?

Will they be looking for neighbour to police neighbour?

As a non-smoker I am all for smoking bans for common inddor areas, but some of the places stated , like the void decks for instance, I am not sure thats necessary.
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 9:52 am

It's pretty widespread all over the world now. It's mostly symbolic and an appeal to everyone's courtesy, hopeful that people will get the picture, abide by it and not give everyone lung cancer.

Now, this being Southeast Asia, of course, good luck getting people to behave themselves.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 10:01 am

Probably no difference to the other "bans" for the offenses that are more into social annoyance rather than a serious problem. Nobody actively chases car drivers parking in the handicapped lots or in the middle of the sidewalk. You will just get a tool to do something about this if your level of acceptance is already reached.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 10:02 am

This.

And the crazy cost of cigarettes.

The reasons why I chose to quit smoking... (not that I foresee the proposed ban though)

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Postby koss » Sat, 17 Mar 2012 9:28 am

smoking is outdated like in the old days when old people chew on those red herb , what you call them .

plus why would you do thing that will bring harm to people around you and yourself at the same time .

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:08 am

koss wrote:smoking is outdated like in the old days when old people chew on those red herb , what you call them .


betel nut / bin lang? Still pretty popular in other places outside Singapore. (Or on the sidewalks of Geylang after the sun goes down!)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:05 pm

Still popular here in Singapore as well in Little India. And in my house! :x MiL lives off the stuff!

In fact, my boss always travels with a little red plastic bag with his betel leaf/nut, tobacco & lime paste. And he drives a Lexus RS 400 hybrid (He got rid of his gas guzzling Chrysler 200C)

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Postby AndyWillie » Fri, 23 Mar 2012 4:50 pm

I think the policing is done only when in sight, like if a police officer or NEA agent sees you violating the rules then you get busted.. :P

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not very smart smoking ban in several public places.

Postby softsofttofu » Mon, 06 May 2013 12:40 am

The ban for smoking at void decks is unnecessary and the ban for smoking in corridors's just plain dumb.Allow me to explain...
Let's assume that there are only fifty families housing smokers living in a single "HDB" flat,and that each of these families only has one smoker.Some of these families might have babies,children and elderly and in this cases,smokers will have the need to leave their homes for a smoke.Also there are some younger smokers who just respect their non-smoking parents and do not smoke at home.Let's take their numbers to be twenty out of the fifty families in that flat.
Besides the obvious ban for smoking in the lift ,the lift lobby was banned,which is fine.But now that the ban for smoking at corridors and void decks has gone through,where is the nearest smokers are legally allowed to smoke when they leave their homes?Yes.the carparks.
Where i live,Four "HDB" flats share a single stretch of "carpark".This means that if we were to all be law abiding citizens,there will be a total of eighty people loitering at the carpark HOURLY,just so we can "protect" our families from our habit.
You know you can't try to make us quit,or we'd just ask you "why don't you try and stop breathing?".So is the law established to make us choose between looking like fools or compromising our families?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 May 2013 6:54 am

Sorry, but I disagree with you. I agree especially on the corridor ban because many home do not have or use airconditioning. therefore smoke drifts along the corridors until it finds an open windows to draft through. I have a house full of young smokers and they all, while not liking the ban, understand the rational behind it. (four of them). Me? I'm an ex-smoker of 37 years and I now hate the smell of smoke, especially passive smoke. I also agree on the void deck ban as well, as other families are there. You have your right to smoke. Smoke in your own house or in the parking lot, but don't foul the air for others. Nobody is denying you the right to smoke, but they are not going to let someones unhealthy, smelly bad habits infringe on the rights of other to enjoy clean (well, you know what I mean) air.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 06 May 2013 8:26 am

+1.

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Re: not very smart smoking ban in several public places.

Postby Aragorn2000 » Mon, 06 May 2013 9:41 am

softsofttofu wrote:The ban for smoking at void decks is unnecessary and the ban for smoking in corridors's just plain dumb.Allow me to explain...
Let's assume that there are only fifty families housing smokers living in a single "HDB" flat,and that each of these families only has one smoker.Some of these families might have babies,children and elderly and in this cases,smokers will have the need to leave their homes for a smoke.Also there are some younger smokers who just respect their non-smoking parents and do not smoke at home.Let's take their numbers to be twenty out of the fifty families in that flat.
Besides the obvious ban for smoking in the lift ,the lift lobby was banned,which is fine.But now that the ban for smoking at corridors and void decks has gone through,where is the nearest smokers are legally allowed to smoke when they leave their homes?Yes.the carparks.
Where i live,Four "HDB" flats share a single stretch of "carpark".This means that if we were to all be law abiding citizens,there will be a total of eighty people loitering at the carpark HOURLY,just so we can "protect" our families from our habit.
You know you can't try to make us quit,or we'd just ask you "why don't you try and stop breathing?".So is the law established to make us choose between looking like fools or compromising our families?


I disagree with you. My HDB flat is on the 2nd floor and I totally hate it when somebody smokes on the void deck and spreads it to my house. I had always been waiting for this law to kick in so that I can have something in my hand to confront these stupid smokers.

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Re: Smoking bans in corridors and void decks.Really?!

Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 06 May 2013 10:23 am

softsofttofu wrote:The ban for smoking at void decks is unnecessary and the ban for smoking in corridors's just plain dumb.Allow me to explain...
Let's assume that there are only fifty families housing smokers living in a single "HDB" flat,and that each of these families only has one smoker.Some of these families might have babies,children and elderly and in this cases,smokers will have the need to leave their homes for a smoke.Also there are some younger smokers who just respect their non-smoking parents and do not smoke at home.Let's take their numbers to be twenty out of the fifty families in that flat.
Besides the obvious ban for smoking in the lift ,the lift lobby was banned,which is fine.But now that the ban for smoking at corridors and void decks has gone through,where is the nearest smokers are legally allowed to smoke when they leave their homes?Yes.the carparks.
Where i live,Four "HDB" flats share a single stretch of "carpark".This means that if we were to all be law abiding citizens,there will be a total of eighty people loitering at the carpark HOURLY,just so we can "protect" our families from our habit.
You know you can't try to make us quit,or we'd just ask you "why don't you try and stop breathing?".So is the law established to make us choose between looking like fools or compromising our families?

And that is what is irritating me the most: why such an <b>######</b> like you do not leave me any choice not to inhale that crap? Your family and your inconvenience is your own problem. I have life of my own. (I'm sorry, if not the forum rules, I would've "spiced up" my language)

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Re: not very smart smoking ban in several public places.

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 May 2013 2:08 pm

Aragorn2000 wrote:I disagree with you. My HDB flat is on the 2nd floor and I totally hate it when somebody smokes on the void deck and spreads it to my house. I had always been waiting for this law to kick in so that I can have something in my hand to confront these stupid smokers.


As is my HDB flat as well!

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Postby Splatted » Mon, 06 May 2013 11:04 pm

I agree with the ban. The neighbours who often mind their grand children , forbid visitors from smoking in their flat...... so where do the visitors go to smoke? to the nearest corner, which is my front door.

I also get the priviledge of of having lots of cigarette butts on my side of the corridor, which neither the neighbour nor their guest bother to pick up.


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