Typical family scenario i get on an ALMOST daily basis:
I go to kopitiam, foodcourt, mamak, indian coffee shop, etc. to makan with my children. Someone around me lights up a cigarette. My children's eyes start to tear, and suddenly their noses start to run. I tell them politely. I get reaction as follows:
1. Say nothing, like nothing happened. like its their right.
2. say sorry and put out cigarette, or move
3. say sorry and don't move. again, like its their right.
4. say sorry and ask us to move. again, like its their right.
What ever their answer, the issue will be resolved either by me moving, they putting out their cigarettes, or they moving. then few minutes later another smoker comes and i repeat the same above script again, and again, and again......and again.
I am very very very tired of this! I spend considerable family time just dealing with these issue, and i am really, really tired.
This is a message to you inconsiderate smokers: Smoking in public is not your right. Please be considerate and look around you before smoking. It doesn't matter if there are no kids. We non-smokers do not tolerate sitting near a smoke source while eating. I am sure at home you smokers don't sit around burning rubbish either while having your meal. That's the analogy we can give u smokers of how we feel.
Yea, smoking should be banned in public places. Smoke will disturbs other people.. especially non-smokers feeling.
Imagine sitting in a restaurant unable to enjoy the meal because of the smoke from neighbor's table.