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Smoking bans by Mind Map: Smoking bans

1. Revenue from smoking industry is HUGE

1.1. Indonesia's deadly money spinner Lynn Lee, Indonesia Correspondent 17 April 2010 Straits Times

1.1.1. indonesian statistics

2. Janice heng,2010

2.1. 2004-2007; smoking prevalence up 18% to 25% in young men, 7% to 9% in young women

3. New Legislation

3.1. nicotine and tar yields are mandatorily lowered

4. Social isolation has 6X mortality rate then smoking (house,Landis & Umberson,1988)

4.1. Science 29 July 1988: Vol. 241 no. 4865 pp. 540-545 DOI: 10.1126/science.3399889 Social relationships and health JS House, KR Landis and D Umberson

5. Pros versus cons

5.1. Pro

5.1.1. Clear cut No to smoking, cleaner air by law.

5.2. Con

5.2.1. hard to enforce

5.2.2. promotes black market (uncontrollable market)

5.2.3. higher rebel appeal

6. The proposal to widen the smoking ban comes after the NEA caught an increasing number of people flouting the law. In the first 10 months of this year, it issued 4,462 tickets to errant smokers. Last year, the figure was 4,646.

6.1. Prime News Singapore considers widening smoking ban 19 December 2011 Straits Times

6.2. Prime News Smokers may soon get fewer places to light up Kezia Toh 26 November 2011 Straits Times

7. Main issue with smoking is it's negative externalities. It's alright as long as the negative externalities are kept in check

7.1. how ?

7.1.1. smoking etiquette

7.1.2. Smoking responsibly, (Debate should be about how to smoke in a responsible way 27 December 2011 Straits Times, Gabriel Yee) To balance the issues of smokers' rights space constraints and pubic well-being, the authorities could allow smokers to smoke electronic cigarettes at home so that the problem of second-hand smoke is eliminated. The authorities can do more surveys or studies on the usefulness of electronic cigarettes in helping smokers to quit rather than fear that this will encourage more young people to be addicted to nicotine. The public should be given a choice to make an informed decision.

8. what do i feel about it

9. is having more smoking zones good ?

9.1. yes

9.1.1. more places for smokers; separation of general public from harmful smoke.

9.1.2. Localize the litter zones (cigarette butts 95% of litter)

9.2. no

9.2.1. encourages people to smoke, makes it look like its okay to smoke.

10. how would people feel

10.1. pro smokers

10.1.1. rights being taken away

10.1.2. freedom of choice to smoke taken away

10.1.3. To the lower income groups smoking is an affordable luxury, an avenue to relieve stress

10.1.4. discriminatory, criminalizing their habit. hardly motivational to quit

10.2. anti smokers

10.2.1. yes, stop smoking; fresher cleaner environment

10.2.2. Yes, sets the tone for future generations that smoking is bad

10.3. Social stigma on smokers

11. Reduction in tax revenue

12. novel alternatives to settling

12.1. raise restricted age by 1 annually, interesting.

12.2. revamp taxation on tobacco

12.3. Use of smoke-free tobacco products.