Someone caught smoking at 10.14pm at Toa Payoh HDB flat staircase landing fined S$200
Enforcement after office hours.
Smoking is bad for your health.
Increasingly, smoking in Singapore is also bad for your wallet — if more enforcement steps are taken.
Caught at 10.14pm
A photo shared on social media showed a ticket for a S$200 fine issued to a smoker for smoking at the staircase landing of a HDB block of flats in Toa Payoh:
The ticket said the offence was committed “between the 7th floor and 8th floor” of an HDB block in Toa Payoh at 10.14pm.
Smoking not allowed at staircase
According to the overview of smoking prohibition on the National Environment Agency website, common areas in residential buildings, such as common corridors, void decks and stairwells are off-limits to smokers.
More specifically, this list of areas has been defined as any common area of any residential premises or building, including any atrium, courtyard, common corridor, lobby, void deck or stairwell.
As usual, responses to the fine for smoking include shock at the extent of enforcement even after office hours, gripes about cigarettes being more readily available than the areas smokers can smoke at, as well as blame being directed back at the smoker for breaking the law.
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