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Frequently Asked Questions

About Smoking Cabin

No, it is not. Smoking Cabin SG is a private company.

Smoking Cabin SG is aimed at ensuring that families are not affected by second hand cigarette smoke. While it is not mandatory, we encourage smokers to use this facility, for the benefit of non-smokers.

It might be the same filtration technology utilised within the cabin. What is unique to Smoking Cabin SG is that we have developed a cabin that is suited Singapore’s context where designated smoking areas are outdoors.

Yup, we think so too. We would love if you can help us bring this to more places. Simply recommend building owners or shopping mall operators to us!

The technology is brought into Singapore by Stefen Choo. He did it so that his children can be less exposed to second hand smoke.

Although he doesn’t smoke, he understands that second hand smoke is an issue that will not go away, so he created Smoking Cabin SG not to tackle smoking, but to tackle the management of second hand smoke.

Thank you for helping. Please report damages or equipment/aircon not working to us at [email protected].

Click here to add an address where you want it to be installed.

Money, Business and Advertising

No. None at all. Smoking Cabin SG is a private initiative/company.

We inspire mall and office building operators to take care of both smokers and non-smokers, then lease them the equipment to achieve that.

We may be able to help them subsidise this lease by sharing advertisement revenue with them.

We charge rent to the premise owners who want to place it there to take care of their guests.

At some places where there is higher human traffic, we sell advertisement space.

Want to advertise on the cabin? Email to [email protected].

It is a socially responsible space that takes care of everyones’ needs. Wouldn’t you want in?

Purpose and Function

The yellow box does not filter the smoke which drifts with the wind, sometimes, into buildings too. This smoke can inconvenience families and affect children.

The Smoking Cabin has a filtration system that removes second hand smoke. What comes out is clean air.

The cabin takes care of your needs. 

  1. It is a sheltered smoking space, so if it rains, you can still smoke without having to hold an umbrella. 
  2. You would not have to hide under a shelter to smoke (which is illegal), so you would not be breaking the law.
  3. It shelters you from the Sun.
  4. There is a fireproof ashbin that does not stink or overflow.
  5. It is air conditioned.
  6. You are being a giver, because your smoke does not affect the others outside.
  7. No one will give you weird looks from the inconvenience that 2nd hand smoke gives.
  8. You are taking care of the children who walk past you.
  9. It is a legal space to smoke in.
  1. The smokers are taken care of, because they have a good place to smoke at.
  2. The non-smokers are taken care of, because the 2nd hand smoke is filtered away.
  3. The malls (and office buildings) are taken care of, because they can brand themselves as family-friendly (and staff-friendly).
  4. Public health is taken care of, because less exposure to 2nd hand smoke, means better health for all.

The cabin takes care of your needs. 

  1. It is a sheltered smoking space, so if it rains, you can still smoke without having to hold an umbrella. 
  2. You would not have to hide under a shelter to smoke (which is illegal), so you would not be breaking the law.
  3. It shelters you from the Sun.
  4. There is a fireproof ashbin that does not stink or overflow.
  5. It is air conditioned.
  6. You are being a giver, because your smoke does not affect the others outside.
  7. No one will give you weird looks from the inconvenience that 2nd hand smoke gives.
  8. You are taking care of the children who walk past you.
  9. It is a legal space to smoke in.

It reduces your exposure to second-hand smoke. So that you and your children do not have to take a different route to avoid a group of smokers. This also reduces the health problems for you and your children.

You are right, the smoking cabin cannot solve those problems. It also cannot give you World peace. We encourage you to be The One to create a solution to those problems, since it has affected you.

The second hand smoke is filtered away by the SR42 filtration system. We are proud that it can filter away 99.95% of the air, and remove the Tobacco chemicals and smells. What comes out is clean air.

Yes, it does. It takes in the smoke and traps the particles, so what comes out is clean air. It means the environment will have cleaner air with no Tobacco chemicals.

Please close the door to keep the air-con in. The ventilation system is enough to keep the cabin pleasant and comfortable.

Yes! There is an exhaust fan that expels clean air outside of the cabin. This results in fresh air being pulled into the cabin.

It depends on the usage. Let’s say 100 cigarettes are smoked in the cabin daily, we would just need to change the filters twice a year. Industrial size filters, yo!

Features

There are a total of 3 layers:

  1. Prefilter – filters away large dust particles
  2. HEPA – filters away the 0.3micron particles, this is like a large N95 mask.
  3. Activated Carbon filter – Like your charcoal pills, this absorb the toxin and remove Tobacco chemicals and smells

What comes out, is 99.95% clean air.

Oh, definitely. There are sensors rigged, so the lights, filter system and exhaust fan turn off after the cabin is vacant for a while.

It is a very large capacity ashtray. It can contain 3,500 cigarette butts, so it is unlikely to ever overflow.

Because science. The first few cigarette butts thrown in burn up all the Oxygen in the ashbin, releasing Carbon Dioxide. So the next few cigarette butts dropped in (you dont even have to stub it), is auto-extinguished as it falls to the bottom.、

Three cheers for chemistry.

Smell, Comfort and Space

The smoke in the cabin is continuously being taken in at a high rate and filtered, so it will not be as smokey as you imagine.

If you still think it is smokey, get in touch with us. We are continuously finding ways to improve the system.

No, not at all. Smoking rooms have an exhaust fan to suck out the smoke to the outside.

Our filtration system takes in the smoke at a high rate and filters it powerfully. For the building professionals, I can tell you that the ACR is 60. This means that every minute, the cabin is filtered once through. It filters 60 cabins worth of air every hour.

Not as much as you imagine. Because of the high rate of smoke being taken in and filtered. To have less smell on yourself, we recommend blowing the smoke upwards to the vents where the smoke are taken in. The sooner the smoke is taken away, the lesser the smell.

Compared to standing in the yellow box with a smoke cloud that lingers if there’s no wind, the cabin is far better, because the filter always sucks.

It is the size of a huge lift, which can typically fit 20-25pax, but, 10 to stand inside to smoke.

Building owners who want it bigger can of course customise the size.

Yes, there is basic comfort in the cabin. We think of it as rewarding the smokers for taking care of others outside the cabin.

It can comfortably stand 8 to 10 smokers.

No, there aren’t any.

Yes, there is fresh air and ventilation. An exhaust fan expels clean air to the outside, thereby pulling fresh outside air into the cabin.

The filtration system takes in the smoke at a high rate and filters it. We recommend blowing the smoke upwards to the vents where the smoke are taken in. The sooner the smoke is taken away, the lesser the smell.

Social

It might seem like it is, but no one chooses to start smoking because of the cabin.

We want to focus on handling the second hand smoke problem, because if there is no cabin, then the second hand smoke is shared with non-smokers, families and children.

Safety and Security

It might be. But be warned that there is a security camera on the inside. There are also viewing panes on a few sides, so people can look in.

Video footages will be surrendered to the authorities when demanded. However, be assured that these footages will be kept safe, secure and private.

There are security cameras on the inside and outside. There are also viewing panes on a few sides, so people can look in.

Video footage will be surrendered to the authorities when demanded. However, be assured that these footages will be kept safe, secure and private.

There is a fire extinguisher near the exit. It takes no more than 5 steps to exit the cabin. The cabin features a push-to-exit door, so escape is assured.

It is not possible to.

There are security cameras on the inside and outside. There are also viewing panes on a few sides, so people can look in.

Video footage will be surrendered to the authorities when demanded. However, be assured that these footages will be kept safe, secure and private.

Wish There Was A Smoking Cabin Installed Where You Live Or Work?

Tell us more about just ONE building you wish was free from secondhand smoke – and we’ll reach out to them on your behalf to make it a reality. (It could be your condo, your office building, your favourite mall, or even an existing smoking room that could use our filtration system!)