(added on 2008/11/07)
No smoking please 請勿吸煙
Under the Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Ordinance Cap 371 in 2006, smoking is prohibited in “public pleasure ground” (PPG)s. The law has taken effect from January 2007, except in otherwise designated smoking area. PPG refers to an open area specified in the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance Cap 132. The map shows 12 of the PPGs in Wan Chai district. PPG coloured orange indicates no smokers and the absence of recent smoking evidence; red indicates smoker(s) found inside PPG; and purple indicates evidence of recent smoking only. The smoking situation is taken from an observational study in early 2008. Evidence of recent smoking is defined as the presence of any person smoking at PPG entrance and/ or cigarette litter/ empty packet found at the time of visit. This observation suggested that some smokers have continued to smoke in PPG although smoking is prohibited.