Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law

Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law
Hello Ladies!
And a huge shout-out to all smokers who are planning to visit Hong Kong for the first time.

This post is perfect for you, and if you have friends who are smokers let them know about this post.
We all know that smoking is a long time vice that some people have, and we know too how much it is dangerous to our health. And the worst are the secondary smokers.

You don’t know how much irritating it is that someone next to you smoking like an erupting volcano and doesn’t careless AF to others.


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


I know smokers already knows that, but they can’t stopped because smoking turns to addiction.

Okay then granted you can’t be stopped smoking… but at least have decency to know where to throw your cigarette butts, right?!

So in spite of these old damn facts, why on earth am sharing this post?

It all started when one weekend I was randomly browsing some elite Hong Kong Facebook group online (which I am a member too), and I stumbled upon this one conversation thread.
Smoking is truly ban and adding your offence for littering is such a stupid idea.


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


Smoking in public is banned since 1st of January 2007, and anyone who committed this offence will be charged a fixed penalty of $1,500. Public areas includes indoor areas of all restaurant premises, indoor workplaces, and all public outdoor places specified by the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance. (Source)


Littering is another public offense and it very strictly observed in Hong Kong. Anyone who’s caught on littering will be charged a fixed fine of $1,500 for littering or spitting (Source)

And when I read his plea, I couldn’t help to burst in laughter.

Because he is literally asking the community for any ways to get away with his offense! Like, seriously, dude?


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


I didn’t reply to his post, as am waiting for true-blue Hongkongers to reply. And as expected, here are some of the comments and everyone is not happy about it.


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law

Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


The Law is the LAW. It is not an excuse that you are a tourist or locals, or even if it is your first offence.

Hong Kong Law might be harsh but there are many signs for a proper throwing of trash, and dedicated bins like everywhere so it is never an excuse to be so lazy to throw your shit on the proper bins.

People got so irritated that even someone said the police should double the fine for his stupidity.


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


Others even shared their related experience and also paid the fine:


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


Am telling you ladies and gents, wherever you are going eve not in Hong Kong never ever dare litter your shits all over because it’s inappropriate. I know that we are now living in a digital and fast-pacing era but this is never an excuse to your our brains and have common sense and decency.

I believe these two words cannot be deleted.


Smoking and Littering are Illegal and Why You must Never Dare the HK Law


Ohh by the way the fine is not in Hong Kong dollars but in US Dollars.

So for Filipinos readers, if you got caught smoking in public or committed a littering offence, you will be fined $1,500 or approximately Php75,000 per offence.

Sounds great right?!

Kudos to the Hong Kong police who caught that stupid dude. Serves you right!


xoxo, Blair


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22 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. A hefty fine, indeed. Hope it will spur him to quit smoking. Yay to one fewer smoker in the world.

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    1. Hi Emily, I think the hefty fine is okay. Because each time you'll think of that fine, you will be discourage to litter and smoke anywhere. Adding this the shame-culture that they give to every violators.

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  2. I am a clean non-smoker. Lucky for me lol. In all seriousness, I am all for countries/cities that have cleanliness laws.

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  3. huhuhu.... my husband will not survive in Hk for sure... lol....

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    1. Hello Miera, your hubbie much bear and learn to smoke inside your bathroom when in Hong Kong. That's the safest way.

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  4. agreed . it's common sense . whoever dont know yet must read it.

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    1. LOL, dear common sense is becoming the newest luxury in the digital world.

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  5. Creating awareness is one the best thing about blogging. I'm not a smoker but it's good to inform all the smoker about the consequence of their funny smoking attitude in public

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    1. Yeah, and as a fellow traveler and jetsetter, it is not okay to just do whatever we want from the host country. Awareness is a key for a more friendly and memorable travel experience.

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  6. i love this kind of law. Msia should enforce this too.i hate when people littering.

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    1. Yeah and here in the Philippines too! We have a law about smoking and littering but I suggest they should hefty the fine!

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  7. Nice Information and good website Design

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  8. Dayum! Thank you for sharing this post and I do have friends who are smokers and literally through the butt anywhere. I wish they didn't!

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    1. Thanks Namrata!

      Hopefully they just avoiding it doing in Hong Kong, coz some Hong Kong police are ruthless, hahaha

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  9. Yah we must keep that in mind not only in HK but everywhere we go.

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    1. I agree Sunshine!

      We don't want to have that shameful travel experience :)

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  10. If its were in here, Malaysia, people would simply dare to smoke in front of no smoking sign. haha

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA same as here Zayani! And most are yuppies doing it!

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  11. Wa!! Seriously this dude is really dare enough to asking this kind of absurd question in Facebook! Serves him right!

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    1. LOL I know right !

      Well, nowadays common sense is the ultimate luxury.

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