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August 20th, 2009:

Is enough being done to police the smoking ban?


It is impossible for the government to punish every person who chooses to flout the smoking ban. I do not think there are enough tobacco-control officers to supervise the smokers. It is impractical for the government to ask the public to report smokers. Even if someone sees an individual breaking the law in the street, by the time the officer arrives, the person may have left. I think more of these officers need to be deployed on Hong Kong’s streets.

The government must also broadcast more television adverts and use them to educate people to obey the law.

Agnes Yu, Kwun Tong