Bali gets tough on smokers in non-smoking areas
The Bali Legislative
Council has endorsed regulation on non-smoking areas that applies a six-month
jail sentence or a Rp 50 million (US$5,500) fine for people caught smoking in
the regulation is awaiting approval from the home minister.
The regulation defines
non-smoking areas as hotels, restaurants, tourism areas, houses of worship,
health centers, schools and other educational institutions, children’s
playgrounds, public transportation, government buildings including military and
police headquarters and offices, traditional markets, entertainment spots, ports
The areas are
also to be free of cigarette sales and advertisements.
Made Mangku Pastika said the regulation was made as mandated by the 2009 Health
“It will take
time to enforce the new regulation,” Pastika said Monday as quoted by kompas.com.
He believed that
foreign tourists would easily obey the regulation but that local people may resist