For friends and acquaintances who smoke, sorry guys but your smoking days in public places are numbered. You canâ€™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? Iâ€™m not sure if your term insurance will cover your smoking-related ailment, but those who donâ€™t smoke are indeed paying a high price due to other peopleâ€™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.