AS a smoker, I fully support the move by the Health Ministry to ban smoking at all eateries and restaurants from this year.
Families, young children, old-people, pregnant women would be affected the most if this ban was not be implemented.
As a smoker, it is important to be responsible and tolerant to others, especially the groups mentioned above.
Although it has become a norm for people to puff cigarettes at stalls, it is time for change for a better community.
Even before the non-smoking ruling at eateries, my friends and I would sit away from families, children, etc, because of concerns over the effects of second-hand smoke.
I fully support this move by the ministry and would like to suggest having designated smoking areas with bins for ash and cigarette buds in eateries.
I urge smokers to support this ban for better health. Those who want to quit, this could be a good time.
Syed Ariq Amran