Banning Smoking in Public Places
Were you also shocked by the video of the 2-yr old Indonesian boy, Ardi Rizal, expertly puffing on his cigarette? I pity the boy that his parents couldn’t do anything to stop his horrible habit.
One of the things that I truly hate is cigarette smoke. I don’t mind people choosing to smoke, as long as they’re not around me. I try to avoid going where there are people smoking. And I absolutely hate it when I’m sitting on a bench and suddenly someone would come sit nearby and start smoking. Ugh! Maybe they could just try the electric cigarette.
This month, the Seoul City Council would deliberate on an ordinance banning smoking in public places such as streets, parks and plazas. If passed, it would take effect in January. However, I thought that penalty is too low at 20,000 won. Throwing cigarette butts in the city carries a fine of 50,000 won.