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No smoking in public places

For friends and acquaintances who smoke, sorry guys but your smoking days in public places are numbered. You can’t be seen with those lighted cigs in your hand anywhere you want (except inside your house). A law banning people to smoke in public places is in effect and anyone caught violating the law will pay a fine or undergo community service.

Are these penalties enough to carry the burden of cigarette smoking particularly for those who have been affected by second hand smoking, for life? I’m not sure if your term insurance will cover your smoking-related ailment, but those who don’t smoke are indeed paying a high price due to other people’s irresponsibility.

Hopefully, the smoking ban rule would be strictly enforced, if not, it will be another regulation used for publicity stunt.

March 31 is World No Tobacco Day.

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Hard habit to break

I thought smoking is prohibited in government buildings, grounds and premises. But why do some people have difficulty in following rules like those working in certain government office. Hubby saw smoking gents right outside the premises where he claimed his driver’s license. Smoking is likewise banned in hospitals, health centers, schools, universities and colleges. But why there are still smokers puffing cigarettes in these areas? One good example is the public school near our area. Students would sneak out during break time to buy cigarette sticks.

Even if you are not smoking, you can be affected by secondhand smoke. Where do you get secondhand smoke? The smoke that comes from the tip of a burning cigarette, pipe or cigars (of various cigar sizes), and when a smoker exhales. You’re like inhaling the same amount of chemicals from the burnt cigarette.