should chewing gum be banned in singapore?

chewing gum!!!! - should chewing gum be banned???
@sithlord (167)
India
February 23, 2007 2:16am CST
chewing gum is already banned...over there but i wanted to bring up the topic cause it doesnt make sense..in other countried its not banned but why bann it over there??if its a good thing to do why noy imposr it everywhere???
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• United States
23 Feb 07
some gum chewers aren't descreet in where they discard the used gum. i've sat on used gum, and stepped on it too. it's an unsanitary, unpleasant experience.
@znitrx (168)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Nevertheless, it doesn't make sense to ban chewing gum for incidents like that. Singapore has gone a little too far.
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@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
23 Feb 07
ok thtis really wierd to me... chewing gum.. lol
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• United States
23 Feb 07
why is it banned?
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
24 Feb 07
This is the craziest thing I have ever heard. Banning chewing gum? Huh?! Did one of Singapores leaders wake up one day and his toddler had gotten it all stuck in her hair and it took him forever to get it out and he was late for an important meeting so he was like "heck with this! Chewing gum is banned!" LOL Okay, maybe not so funny, I just wanna know why they banned it.
• India
27 Feb 07
There is an interesting story why chewing gum was banned in Singapore. One fine day some gentleman stuck his chewing gum on the doorway of a metro train. So the doors wouldn't close...meaning the train wouldnt run. Since one of the trains had stopped and it is a tube we are considering, no trains could run. The whole "nation" came to a standstill for a couple of hours. The economic losses faced were plenty. So the government, wisely or not, thought that banning chewing gum was far easier than inculcating inthe whole country some civic sense. So chewing gum was banned!!!