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Jakarta Post

Celebrities awarded for not smoking

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 9 2008   /  10:29 am

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Network of Women Against Tobacco (WITT) presented awards Saturday to several public figures for their efforts in fighting tobacco addiction in the country. (JP/Berto Wedhatama) Among the recipients of the World No Tobacco Awards were Coordinating Minister for Social Welfare Aburizal Bakrie, prominent businessman James Riady, entertainer Indro Warkop, disc jockey Winky Wiryawan and Formula 3 race car driver Alexandra Asmasoebrata. WITT chair Nina Yudi conferred the award to James (photo above) during a ceremony here. "These people have proven they can gain success without smoking. We have also given awards to former smokers, like Indro Warkop. We really appreciate his efforts to quit smoking," WITT executive and former supermodel Nana Krit told The Jakarta Post. "This is the third year we have presented awards to p...