A law forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets came into effect in Australia on Saturday in an effort to strip any glamour from smoking and prevent young people from taking it up.Saturday, 1 December, 2012, 3:12pm
If you're planning a visit to Kampong Glam, a shisha hot spot in Singapore's central region, don't be surprised if you receive an anti-smoking multimedia message on your phone.24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Peering through the smoke at cancer fund's Cuban connection11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Don't buy into false beauty claims
Every woman wants to be more beautiful. The cosmetics industry knows this. It's a multi-billion-dollar business that constantly urges people to buy all sorts of beauty products.8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Good manners need to be remembered
I went to buy some groceries at a supermarket the other day and queued up for payment. However, when it was my turn, a man stepped in and took my place. To make matters worse, he left the store without thanking me.13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
If ever a law and its enforcement cried out to be reviewed, it is the ban on smoking in public places. After three years it is being flagrantly breached. It is common for licensees of small indoor entertainment venues such as bars, karaoke bars, billiards parlours, saunas and games rooms to turn a blind eye to smoking by patrons.27 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Public outdoor places are for us all, so it should go without saying that we respect whomever we are sharing them with. The question then is: is smoking in such places a right or an infringement of non-smokers' rights? It is hard to argue smoking - whether directly or indirectly - is not harmful.6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Should the smoking ban be delayed?
In my view it should not, and this seems to be the view of the majority of correspondents. But we should be looking well beyond July this year.
The current trend will continue: smokers will find fewer and fewer places where they can smoke.12 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
A pall of smoke has been hanging over mainland cities for the past two weeks and, for once, it's not pollution. Instead, it's the acrid residue of the millions of fireworks and cigarettes that go up in smoke every Lunar New Year.20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
What do you think of the West Kowloon proposals?
Debate on the West Kowloon Cultural District project is becoming more heated ('Mistakes void much of public survey on cultural district', December 12).
If the government wants a comprehensive survey of people's views then it must listen to what children have to say.14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am