When neighbours' amity goes up in smoke

Under current laws, smokers cannot take a puff in the common area of any residential premises or building, including common corridors and void decks.
Under current laws, smokers cannot take a puff in the common area of any residential premises or building, including common corridors and void decks.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

MPs say more can be done to help residents enduring smoke from neighbouring flats

IT supervisor Azfar keeps a can of scented insecticide in his flat, but it is not for cockroaches or mosquitoes. It is for another kind of pest.

Whenever pesky cigarette smoke from a neighbouring unit wafts into his living room, he will go to the window and start spraying in the culprit's direction.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'When neighbours' amity goes up in smoke'. Print Edition | Subscribe