The current regulation of setting aside a smoking corner, demarcated by a yellow box, within food and beverage establishments is an inefficient solution to safeguarding the health of the non-smoking public.
Regulations should be considered to mandate the use of extraction fans and ventilation blowers.
Boxed-up structures with glass partitions should also be mandated.
The benefits of preventing second-hand smoke inhalation far outweigh the cost of installing these.
Perhaps the Government should spearhead the initiative by providing a one-off grant for the erection of such facilities.
Tax revenues should be channelled to enhance the well-being of the general public who are inadvertently paying the price for other people's personal choice.
Joel Pang Zhen Hong