Is it time to go after smokers who light up near the windows of their homes?

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Is it time to go after smokers who light up near the windows of their homes?

With more people confined to their homes, complaints about second-hand smoke have increased by 20 per cent. The divide is deep on this argument.

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Is it time to go after smokers who light up near the windows of their homes?

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With more people confined to their homes, complaints about second-hand smoke have increased by 20 per cent. The divide is deep on this argument. On the one hand are those who suffer health issues or simple inconvenience when smokers puff by the window. On the other are those who say people should have the right to do what they want at home. Lin Suling speaks to Member of Parliament Louis Ng who is lobbying for legislation and Dr Yvette van der Eijk from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health who gives a public health perspective.

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