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Experts more harmful than shisha, S’poreans agree

Experts more harmful than shisha, S’poreans agree

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Experts like to pontificate, paid to be biased and don’t know much.


Singaporeans from all walks of life who are immune to nonsense agree collectively that experts are more harmful than shisha.

This after some experts said shisha is more harmful than cigarettes and therefore, its ban in Singapore is justified.

However, Singaporeans who take what experts say with a pinch of salt, said they do so because they know people touted as experts can be asked to comment on certain issues to push or support the official government agenda.

Jiang Fei Hua, a local, said: “Experts are experts for a reason: To justify certain decisions on the government’s behalf that are really political decisions.”

“All these news reports to change your mind is planted by the government agencies. We all know shisha is banned because they don’t bring in enough tax money compared to cigarettes.”

“And the regulation of the shisha industry is not worth the effort because it is so small.”

“If the government and Ministry of Health is really concerned about Singaporeans’ health, they would have banned cigarettes a long time ago. But they didn’t.”

“This sends the message to the people that the government is really pragmatic and practical when it comes to making money.”


Singaporeans are smart:

Deep down inside, S’poreans know M1, StarHub & Singtel all equally suck

Health authorities target shisha smoking with new campaign…

Health authorities target shisha smoking with new campaign…

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…even as Singapore heads for slower economic growth.

According to youths, this man called Tony who is in the new video campaign against shisha smoking is too "fugly" to warrant any attention. He also looks too much like a virgin and doesn't resonate with them, youths claim.

There is a new campaign in town.

And it is guaranteed not to change your life.

From March 23 until April 6, SingTel mobile phone subscribers who enter within 1km of Kampong Glam, Singapore’s shisha paradise, will receive a multimedia message prompting them to watch a 18-second video showing an ugly man (see picture above), who could be a virgin, talking about the evils of smoking shisha.

Named Tony, the man in the video prattles like a twat before directing viewers to a nine-minute clip that gets all moralistic about smoking.

The purveyors of this anti-feel good campaign?

The Health Promotion Board.

However, instead of feeling turned off, youths that New Nation spoke to thought that the video is too “fugly” to get any attention.

One youth, said: “If it was Fiona Xie, they would have been watchable.”

Another said: “The man is obviously a virgin, so he doesn’t resonate with young people. Plus, if he did have sex, he looks like someone who does it with animals.”

However, there were some encouraging words by one youth: “At least it’s still better than Twilight.”

But what would the majority of people do when they receive the multimedia message from SingTel?

“Delete it,” they say.

Not surprisingly, this latest move by the HPB is motivated by the overall increase in smokers and the number of shisha joints.

In 2002, there was one shisha cafe.

Today, there are 44 such cafes.

However, more people smoking shisha is an indication that they are not engaging in chronic or persistent self-fornication or doing heroin or cocaine alone, as they are out and about in a social setting with friends in a large gathering.

One youth, summed it up accurately when he said: “It’s not as if we are doing heroin or cocaine in our cupboard at home. Shisha is a social event and people should be encouraged to come out and face society, instead of hiding behind the computer and acting like a keyboard warrior, for example.”