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THE ISSUE

SMOKING HARMS NOT ONLY THE SMOKER

Smoking harms the health of the smoker. Not only that, people exposed to second-hand smoke in public places are also at risk of the ill effects of smoking.

There are at least 60 cancer-causing chemicals in second-hand smoke. Non-smokers who are exposed to second-hand smoke face higher risks of lung cancer, respiratory tract infections, heart disease as well as eye, nose and throat irritations.

Studies have also shown that pregnant women exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to have miscarriages or stillbirths.

Smoking Issue

THE CHALLENGE

COOPERATION FROM SMOKERS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH

Although less than 15% of Singaporean adults are smokers, anyone in a public space with smokers can be affected by the effects of smoking.

The Ministry takes measure to protect the health of non-smokers through the smoking prohibition act.

Besides having laws in place, smokers must also take responsibility for their own actions and be considerate towards others.

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OUR EFFORTS

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PROGRESS UPDATE

MORE PUBLIC REQUESTS TO EXTEND SMOKING BAN

The extension of the smoking ban over the last few years seem to have been favourably received by the general public..

Together with the Health Promotion Board, the NEA has conducted an online poll to get public feedback on the places to extend the smoking ban to.

In Jan 2013, the smoking ban was extended to include common areas of residential buildings (such as common corridors, void decks, staircases, stairwells, as well as multi-purpose halls) covered walkways/ link ways, pedestrian overhead bridges, 5-metre radius from the edge of bus shelters, and hospital outdoor compounds.

From 1 Jun 2016, the smoking prohibition was further extended to the following areas: reservoirs, parks under the purview of JTC Corporation and parks in public housing estates managed by the respective Town Councils, and parks in private landed estates managed by NParks.

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