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.