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Jakarta Post

City, NGOs to raid office, malls, buses for smokers

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 12 2008   /  10:50 am

The city administration and a number of anti-smoking NGOs plan to conduct raids across the city targeting smokers caught ignoring the bylaw on smoking in restricted areas. The sweep will focus on the seven public areas in which smoking was banned under the bylaw: office buildings, medical centers, schools, places of worship, children's playgrounds, public transportation and shopping centers, said Nita Yudi, chairwoman of the Indonesian Network of Women Against Tobacco, on Tuesday. "The 10-day action will be held from Nov. 17 to 27. This is part of the effort to protect people from the dangers of cigarettes," said Nita at City Hall after a meeting with Governor Fauzi Bowo. "We decided to take action because so far the administration has not implemented the 2005 city regulation on non-smoking areas and on air pollution control. People caught smo...