Why can’t we ban smoking in all public areas?
As a result of consultation with the public and relevant stakeholders
over the years, the number of places in Singapore where smoking is prohibited, is progressively expanding.It is an offence for a person to smoke in non-smoking areas listed under the Smoking Act. More information on the list
of places and public service vehicles where smoking is prohibited, can be found on NEA’s website here.
Apart from the national smoking prohibition laws, the public should also be mindful of any additional
house rules or by-laws put in place by owners/managers of premises against smoking in their premises.
You may share your feedback with us via our feedback form.
If you have feedback on smoking offence committed in public spaces, you may share it with us via our feedback form. The officers from the National Environment Agency (NEA) will work with the respective agency/landowner to address your feedback.
There are currently no regulations prohibiting smoking within one's private residential premises. The authorities would encourage the feedback provider to seek mediation with their neighbours through the Community Mediation Centre (CMC) to reach an amicable compromise. Alternatively, the feedback provider could also consider legal recourse through the Community Dispute Resolution Tribunal if the neighbours refuse to attend the mediation.
To learn more about smoking prohibition in Singapore, you may visit NEA's website here.