&#91LETTERS TO THE EDITOR&#93No dividers hurt battle on smoking

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&#91LETTERS TO THE EDITOR&#93No dividers hurt battle on smoking

With the new anti-smoking act, which took effect in early July, shops that cater primarily to juveniles, such as PC cafes and game rooms, must have separate smoking and nonsmoking sections. But many shops have not segregated the smoking area.
Most PC cafes have only a clumsily-erected partition, which cannot block the flow of air. There are few ventilation or air-purifying systems. In some cases, I could find only signs that read “Nonsmoking” or “Smoking” area with no partition. Some owners distribute ashtrays to customers, saying, “If I prohibit smoking, they won’t come again.”
More and more juveniles are smoking. The government must act, instead of talking.

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