Grouses over cigarette smoke drifting into homes falling

Some MPs called for the smoking prohibition to apply to smokers' homes in Parliament on Monday, but Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor said that the Government did not want to intrude into people's homes on this issue.
Some MPs called for the smoking prohibition to apply to smokers' homes in Parliament on Monday, but Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor said that the Government did not want to intrude into people's homes on this issue.ST FILE PHOTO

NEA says cases nearly halved over 5 years to 270 last year, even as MPs call for stiffer laws

The number of complaints about cigarette smoke drifting into residential homes dropped by almost half over five years, according to figures revealed by the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Responding to The Straits Times' queries, an NEA spokesman said yesterday that the agency received about 270 such complaints last year, compared with around 500 in 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2018, with the headline 'Grouses over cigarette smoke drifting into homes falling'. Print Edition | Subscribe