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Smokers queue in a designated box outside Lucky Plaza to have their smoke

A photo was uploaded by a netizen showing locals waiting in line to smoke in an organised fashion, smoking has been banned within the Orchard Road area effective Jan 1, 2019

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Singapore – Singaporeans displayed their civic consciousness once more this time by queuing up to smoke. This was pictured in a photo circulated online of a Designated Smoking Area (DSA) filled to the brim with smokers, with some waiting in line for their turn.

Starting January 1, 2019, smoking has been banned within the Orchard Road area. DSAs, marked by thick yellow lines were placed for those who need their daily dose of nicotine.

On April 26, a certain Adam Atelophobia uploaded a photo of a DSA in Lucky Plaza filled with smokers with some queuing for their turn to dispose of their cigarette. The caption read, “Smoke also need to queue.”

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The National Environment Agency has been quite strict in implementing the Smoking (Prohibition Certain Places) Act and recently ticketed a man for violating the no smoking rule. The man claimed to have only one foot out of the yellow box, yet he was fined S$200.

Read related: Netizen claims NEA fined him S$200 even though he only had one foot outside a smoking area

To date, there are 54 DSAs within the Orchard Road area.

The three-month advisory period officially ended on March 31 and enforcement action will be taken on those who violate the No Smoking Zone.

Those caught smoking outside these areas could face composition fines of S$200 or court fines up to S$1,000.Follow us on Social Media

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