Stomper confronts woman for smoking in front of children at East Coast Park

Submitted by Stomper JL

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A woman was seen smoking at East Coast Park despite it being prohibited.

Stomper JL told Stomp this happened near Car Park D5 on Dec 6 at about 10.30am.

He shared a video of the woman smoking next to a green rubbish bin, near a young girl.

"I was about to do my brisk walking when I saw a middle-aged couple and an older woman smoking and talking loudly as they walked towards me," he said.

"I warned them that there were signs indicating no smoking is allowed.

"They acknowledged me and pointed to a bin nearby."

He said that instead of stubbing out their cigarettes, the trio continued to smoke at the bin.

Not wanting a confrontation, JL proceeded with his exercise.

However, when he returned to the same spot an hour later at about 11.40am, he found the older woman there, smoking and speaking loudly on her phone.

"Since she was on the phone, I waved my finger to tell her to stop," he said.

"She ignored me and turned away from looking in my direction.

"In the video, a young girl wanted to throw rubbish but was taken aback by the smoke.

"There were also many young kids learning rollerblading nearby too."

He added that such 'ignorance' and 'anti-social behaviour' is uncalled for.

Smoking is prohibited at all public parks, gardens and nature reserves.

Those caught smoking in these areas may face a composition fine of $200 or a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted in court.