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December 28th, 2008:

Start Full Smoking Ban

SCMP – Dec 28, 2008

I am against any delays to the full smoking ban, because the partial ban has not been effective.

I do not believe bar owners will suffer from the ban. Where food is served, the smoke-free environment will attract more diners and even smokers will be willing to refrain from lighting up. Therefore, business will not be adversely affected.

In an environment where people can light up, non-smokers are also exposed to passive smoking.

Therefore, it is essential that the government implement a full ban and I think that it is inevitable. Legislation will also help smokers kick the habit.

Nicole Chan, Tsuen Wan