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Serigala
28-10-2005, 10:12 PM
To my utter disbelief :eek: a new restaurant called Restaurant AYC along USJ4 making brisk business selling cigarrettes to kids. In the event you visit this place after 7.30 pm, this place becomes hyperactive. :mad: I witnessed not more than 10 kids happily puffing away... How do we highlight this to the authorities? :(

Knight1993
28-10-2005, 10:26 PM
To my utter disbelief :eek: a new restaurant called Restaurant AYC along USJ4 making brisk business selling cigarrettes to kids. In the event you visit this place after 7.30 pm, this place becomes hyperactive. :mad: I witnessed not more than 10 kids happily puffing away... How do we highlight this to the authorities? :(


how old are they,and how u know? maybe they are 18 already leh?

mon
28-10-2005, 10:54 PM
Very difficult...to dissuade kids from puffing nowadays. Their friends do it. Their boyfriends do it. Their girlfriends do it. Even parents themselves. I'm not against anyone smoking and I salute those who don't and never light a ciggie in their kids' presence..
Anyhow, kids could still, somehow get some older 'friend' to buy them ciggies..or thru some very clever ways..sigh..is this a part of the 'growing up' process at this present time? and i agree, those vendors who have committed offences like this should be dealt with severely..maybe the kids themselves should be charged too, if they were caught lighting up a ciggie in public..

EdRoZeN
29-10-2005, 10:30 PM
But how do you want them(sellers) to do to ensure they sell cigarrettes to those above 18? Some people, although they are 20+ they still look below 18. You don't expect those sellers to keep on checking IDs do you? =) :) Some times they don't even know they sold to someone younger.

sinleong
29-10-2005, 11:28 PM
double the price of cigarettes every year. if they're too expensive, youngsters won't smoke them or at least smoke less...

Knight1993
29-10-2005, 11:30 PM
and it will help some adults 2 quit smoking

chin_wan
30-10-2005, 09:39 AM
But how do you want them(sellers) to do to ensure they sell cigarrettes to those above 18? Some people, although they are 20+ they still look below 18. You don't expect those sellers to keep on checking IDs do you? =) :) Some times they don't even know they sold to someone younger.

Yes. I would expect the seller to check id everytime someone that look young try to purchase cigs. Alas, I am afraid it is difficult to ask the coffee shop owner to do this unless we have proper enforcement.

As to how to make younglings stop smoking, I think the government need to treat smoking as an addiction, not as a bad habit. That's when they can have campaign that will affect the minds of the young not like the "Tak Nak" campaign which seem to have failed.

pcyeoh
30-10-2005, 09:57 AM
Why blame the government in their failure to prevent kids from smoking? Why blame the shops for selling cigarretes to those under 18? Why bothered to report to the authorities about other people bad habits? Ask yourself who are these kids? Aren't they our children? So the first bloody thing that we should do is mind our own business. Just focus on your kids and leave others alone. Make sure that your own kids do not take up smoking. That was what my father did. None of his 6 children is a smoker. And I will ensure that none of my kids is one either. If everybody does that, the war against smoking would have been won. We do not need to spend millions on the stupid 'Taknak' campaign. Instead the Taknak campaign should be turned into "Taknak to the Batu Tiga Link"

expat1609
30-10-2005, 10:06 AM
Why blame the government in their failure to prevent kids from smoking? Why blame the shops for selling cigarretes to those under 18? Why bothered to report to the authorities about other people bad habits? Ask yourself who are these kids? Aren't they our children? So the first bloody thing that we should do is mind our own business. Just focus on your kids and leave others alone. Make sure that your own kids do not take up smoking. That was what my father did. None of his 6 children is a smoker. And I will ensure that none of my kids is one either. If everybody does that, the war against smoking would have been won. We do not need to spend millions on the stupid 'Taknak' campaign. Instead the Taknak campaign should be turned into "Taknak to the Batu Tiga Link"
wow pc, me as a father and (stupid) smoker would like to know how your dad prevented 6 from smoking.
mind to tell us how-or alternatively pm me ?
i mean telling dont do it dont do it juz makes it more interresting to the youngstres, isn't it?

pcyeoh
30-10-2005, 10:19 AM
During the good old days, the stick is the solution for nearly everything. Today, I use the reverse psychology. I would encourage my 16 years old son to smoke and tell him the coolness and how he can impress my Kli....ooops Indian neighbour's daughter. And how interesting and adventurous it is for him to sneak around in school and in my house to avoid being caught for smoking. Or how he can even pressure his peer group who are much bigger in size than him to smoke. And also not forgeting the money he has to beg or steal from me or worst still his friends to support the habit. I avoided using the word "bad habit" as I didn't want to say it is bad. I let him define himself. When he thinks of all this I believe silently he would say "Geez dad, thank you for making think all that when there isn't any cigarrete in my mouth. When there is one sticking in my mouth, I wouldn't be able to think as I would not be alone. There will be other breathing smoke into my neck."