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Do You Think The Smoking Ban Is Effective?

Updated on Mar 12, 2008 – SCMP

I do not think the ban has been effective.

Smoking is banned in public places, such as offices, many restaurants, sports grounds, parks and playgrounds.

However, I still see lots of teenagers smoking at basketball courts. I have never seen any officials telling them they are in a no-smoking area and to put out their cigarettes.

I suggest that staff of public estates who see people smoking in prohibited areas should report these incidents to the Tobacco Control Office.

Also, people still smoke in public toilets. Once they lock the door inside a cubicle, they feel it is okay.

If there are no tobacco control officers to stamp this out, then people will continue to smoke in public toilets.

Tsang Yung-ho, Fanling

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