While many places clearly have signs to indicate that smoking is prohibited by law, many people still do not abide by it. The core of the problem is a mentality that they can get away with it.
Singapore is on the right track with the raising of the legal smoking age and smoking ban in Orchard Road. However, I think that more severe penalties such as heavier fines are needed to ensure that these changes are effective.
Yang Yizhen, 16
Junior college year 1 student
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