From next week, smokers can no longer light up at the following five new areas that have been included in the smoking prohibition laws:
i. Common areas of all residential buildings
ii. Covered linkways and walkways
iii. Overhead pedestrian bridges
iv. Within 5-metre radius of bus shelters [smoking at bus stops not allowed from October 2005]
v. Hospital outdoor compounds [smoking inside hospital buildings not allowed from July 1988]
In the next three months, those caught smoking in the newly banned areas will get only warnings unless they had repeatedly flouted the law. After that, offenders can be fined up to $1,000.