Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Reclaiming our values: Ban on Shisha
They are finally coming around to getting rid of the shisha. Good!
Together with the two casinos I have always viewed allowing shisha smoking here as myopic and emblematic of a money minded government selling out on our values.
I don't know who gave the go ahead then. It was a politically inane move. There are just things we don't sell for money especially our values.
They must know all along that shisha smoking is addictive and bad for health. Even as an individual I knew that when we were living in Dubai. Unfortunately too many among us did not and so it came in. So in Sisha and a few things else and out our trust in the government. Was it worth it? I think as a society we are better off as we respond by forming civic groups to study the issues independently of the government. For the PAP it was a stupid move. Fortunately for them they are not bad at learning from their mistakes.
Posted by PengYou at 12:55 PM