ON May 20, I was driving back from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Baru with my family. During the journey, I stopped at the Pagoh rest and recreation area.
It was around 8.45pm and the rest area was crowded. The moment I stepped out of my car, I could see people smoking everywhere: at the car park, in the foodcourt, at the toilet and at the fruit stalls.
The air quality was unhealthy, because the air was thick with cigarette smoke.
A lot of "no smoking" signs are put up at public places, but people are still smoking, ignoring the rules and regulations.
Non-smokers are not protected from the hazardous effects of cigarette smoke.
Enforcement is inadequate. What is the point of having regulations, if they are not being followed and enforced?
Smoking is a disease and a dangerous habit. Smokers are slowly killing themselves, contaminating the environment and affecting others. Something has to be done, before it is too late.