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Man says he got fined for smoking with one foot outside designated smoking area

Take note smokers.

Photo: China Press

A man claimed he was fined S$200 even though he was in a Designated Smoking Area (DSA). But how you ask? He had a foot out of the yellow line.

In case you don’t know, the National Environmental Agency (NEA) has made Orchard Road a No Smoking Zone (NSZ) since the start of the year. Which means anyone caught smoking out of a DSA would be liable to fines up to $1,000.

One foot too many

The man knew about this law, and he thought he was abiding by it, but he couldn’t be more wrong.

He penned an angry Facebook post recounting how a NEA officer fined him $200 on Sunday (Apr 7) because he had one foot outside the DSA near Cathay Cineleisure.

When the NEA officer approached him, he was surprised because he didn’t know about the “no foot” policy.

He said he would comply and move completely inside the box, but the NEA officer insisted on giving him a fine anyway.

Shouldn’t it be $100 considering the fact that he only had one foot out the DSA? In any case, let’s hope the smoke break was worth the hefty fine.

In other news, smokers continue to make top headlines in Singapore: Bald man attacks smoker with a saw at Geylang because he didn’t want to stop smoking

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