The Straits Times
Published on Nov 26, 2012

Review location of smoking 'oases'


SMOKING is allowed at some public places and these include areas near bus stops.

The smoking area outside nex shopping mall in Serangoon Central, for example, is located between the bus stop and the entrance to the mall.

People alighting from buses and proceeding to the mall have no choice but to inhale cigarette smoke as they walk past the smoking area.

At the bus stop opposite Temasek Polytechnic in Tampines, students waiting for buses are also subjected to cigarette smoke from a nearby smoking "oasis".

The National Environment Agency should review the location of smoking oases.

Kammo Liu