Southern Globe Corporation (SGC) launched the first-ever Smoking Cabin SG in the city-state where it has the ability to convert cigarette smoke into clean air for the public. It is the first facility that has been developed to solve the issue of second-hand cigarette smoke in Singapore.
Located outside of Fusionopolis, the air-conditioned cabin can fit up to 10 people, and incorporates a three-layer filtration system developed in Denmark.
“I am a father of two and there are many occasions where my family has been inconvenienced by the presence of cigarette smoke. I have always felt that there should be a better solution to contain cigarette smoke in Singapore. When I came across Smoke Solution’s Indoor Glass Cabins at an international trade show, I knew that I had to bring the technology to Singapore,” said Stefen Choo, the Director of SGC which utilises a Danish company called Smoke Solution’s filtering systems.
As for how Smoking Cabin SG works, the system is fitted with automatic motion sensors which are activated once motion is detected.
Once the cigarette smoke has entered the filtering system, it is passed through the following filters:
- Pre Filter – removes large dust particles
- HEPA Filter – removes small 0.3 micron particle, which acts like an N95 Mask
- Activated Carbon Filter – removes tobacco smells and chemicals
The base of the filtering system is fitted with a centrifugal fan which acts as a suction in pulling cigarette smoke into the filtering system. Centrifugal fans are used in various devices including aircraft engine parts and vacuum cleaners. They are used to change the direction of airflow and displace air.
A prototype of Smoking Cabin SG was deployed outside Fusionopolis in early May, and has since been used by approximately 100 smokers daily.
“We had to overcome many challenges to finally deploy our very first smoking cabin at Fusionopolis. Our plan is to deploy 60 Smoking Cabins all around the island by year-end. This technology has drastically transformed the issue of cigarette smoke worldwide. We are extremely excited to see what it can do for Singapore,” added Mr Choo.
SGC is a licensed distributor of Smoke Solution that manufactures smoke cabins and filtration systems that are used in countries such as Dubai, Japan, Kuwait and Denmark.