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Is enough being done to police the smoking ban?


I do not think the law is working. Sometimes, while I am having a meal in a restaurant, I see people smoking. If I ask waiters to ask that person to stop smoking, they often refuse to do so. The reason for their refusal is understandable.

Waiters do not want to displease their patrons, and asking a customer not to smoke poses a dilemma for them.

I agree with Brad Foreman (Talkback, August 27) about learning from no-smoking laws overseas.

Owners of bars and restaurants are the only people who can supervise their premises effectively. It would be easier to implement the smoking ban if compliance was a requirement to obtain a licence. The bar owners would become the enforcers.

Sze Wah-mei, Kwun Tong

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