Only when I returned from Japan did I appreciate the smoke free comfort that I enjoy in Singapore. Being in an Osaka restaurant, or cafe was like being on the set of Mad Men where everyone was chain smoking. No choking on smoky stale air conditioned air. No irritated scratchy throats. No second hand smoke to suffer from.
For your smoking fines and hefty tobacco taxes, I love you Singapore. I may desire the voice of the opposition to be given more weight in Singapore for a truer democracy, but I do appreciate it when the present administration is super efficient and gets it right.