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Should The Full Smoking Ban Be Delayed?

Jan 5 2009 – SCMP

Hong Kong is still debating whether or not to extend the smoking ban.

The medical evidence is overwhelming in proving the effects smoking has on people’s health.

It is a filthy habit and you see cigarette butts discarded everywhere – on streets, beaches, even when you go to the countryside.

The problem is that in crowded public places where people are lighting up, non-smokers must endure second-hand smoke and this can adversely affect their health. I worked in an office in Sydney with two compulsive chain-smokers in the mid-1970s and still have a cough because of it.

Chris H. H. Lim, Sydney, Australia

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