All Singapore Stuff wants to get “National Environment Agency (NEA) outsourced auxillary officer” into trouble but they cannot get their story straight. So did All Singapore Stuff’s “contributor” take a puff or not? “I wasn’t puffing” VS “one puff under shelter”.
The Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act administered by NEA is part of the national effort to promote a smoke-free lifestyle in Singapore. Smoking prohibition in Singapore was first introduced in 1970 and NEA has been gradually expanding the list of smoke-free places covered under the Act in consultation with the public and relevant stakeholders.
The Government’s long-term policy goal is to prohibit smoking in all public areas to protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke. We seek to reach this goal by progressively extending the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act to more public places where the public will be impacted in their daily lives.
Given the large number of places where smoking is prohibited, it is not possible for NEA to deploy officers to watch over all these locations at all times. Operators and managers of premises are required to stop patrons, visitors and staff from smoking in such smoking-prohibited areas or request that they leave the premises.
Everyone can help to ensure the effective implementation of the smoking prohibition extension. Smokers are reminded to be socially responsible and considerate when smoking in public places and to smoke in permitted areas only. The community can also play an active role by reminding smokers not to light up in smoking prohibited places.
Together, we can make Singapore a cleaner and healthier place for all to live in.
List of Places Where Smoking is Prohibited
It is an offence for a person to smoke in non-smoking areas listed under the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act. The current list of places where smoking is prohibited is given below:
|List of Places Where Smoking is Prohibited|
List of Areas where Smoking is Generally Allowed*
|Private vehicles (e.g. car), excluding private buses|
|Open space in residential estates|
|Open public spaces (e.g. Marina Promenade)|
|Open space in town centres|
|Uncovered areas of the top of multi-storey carparks|
|Designated smoking areas at smoking prohibited places, including: