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Smoking? Personal opinions? Convictions? smoking zones? more? less? ppl marginalized? rights taken away? Debate on whether _SG_ should ban smoking entirely. Paper to be read by HPB and MOH. by Mind Map: Smoking? Personal opinions? Convictions?  smoking zones? more?  less?  ppl marginalized? rights taken away?     Debate on whether _SG_ should ban smoking entirely.  Paper to be read by HPB and MOH.

1. Rights

1.1. Right to smoke

1.1.1. Takes away people's right to fresh air?

1.1.1.1. self control

1.1.2. should there even be such a right?

1.1.2.1. right to drugs?

1.1.2.2. right to alcohol?

1.1.2.2.1. worse? since drunk people can cause much more damage then smokers

1.2. shouldnt have an all out ban

1.2.1. there ARE benefits of smoking

1.2.1.1. although the health risks over shadow the benefits

1.2.2. health risk for old smokers do not mean much since their age confers greater risks

1.2.3. international opinion on singapore?

1.2.3.1. already ban chewing gums (legendary status)

1.2.4. people will still want to smoke

1.2.4.1. go and smoke weed?

1.2.4.2. illegal poppy growing?

1.2.4.3. other harmful stuff that ppl in withdrawal do

1.2.4.4. black market

1.2.5. case study: the prohibition

1.2.6. bhutan did it, but bhutan very different from singapore

1.2.7. if there is a ban, should be done slowly

2. Smoking zones

2.1. More?

2.1.1. Where should these be located?

2.1.1.1. smoking ROOM?

2.1.1.1.1. how to decide where to have such rooms?

2.1.1.2. some places unsuitable for no-smoking zones?

2.2. Less?

2.2.1. non-smokers definitely happy

2.2.2. too sudden for smokers?

2.2.2.1. just smoke anywhere anyway

2.2.2.2. fine them more prudently?

2.2.2.2.1. sure to have backlash

2.2.3. bad for business?

2.2.3.1. smokers try to avoid

2.2.3.2. no revenue from ciggs sales

2.3. Required for early stage of campaign

3. Opinion / stand

3.1. i believe they can smoke, as long as they are considerate and do not inconvenience others (reduce the effects of second hand smoke) but should still seek to reduce abuse

3.1.1. dont purposely sit in front of a fan blowing to everyone around them

3.1.2. if kids come by move away automatically

3.1.3. especially more impt when not smoking lites

3.2. Gov can have policies to help them achieve this

3.2.1. campaigns that singapore gov is very good at

3.2.1.1. educate smokers to be considerate

3.2.1.2. educate non smokers to speak up to smokers

3.2.1.2.1. smokers are kind people too

3.3. Non-compulsory non-forceful treatment against smokers

3.3.1. only introduce guidelines

3.3.1.1. it is always better to be gentle about these things, considered the flak that the gov bore during the recent elections

3.3.1.2. fine or rehab

3.3.2. still reduce smoking in the long run because of its massive negative externalities

4. Regulate Ciggs

4.1. like how ava regulates food and hsa regulates med

4.2. too toxic ciggs are not allowed

4.2.1. limit nicotine

4.2.1.1. help smokers quit

4.2.1.2. normal nicotine ciggs available via "prescription" only

4.2.2. limit harmful stuff that dont necessarily make smoking "enjoyable anyway

4.2.2.1. tar and other stuff

4.2.2.1.1. naturally raising costs to deter smokers

4.3. follow FDA example

4.3.1. FDA followed sg in placing graphic images on packs

4.3.1.1. SG and US not so different and can share policies