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Jakarta Post

City starts scrapping smoking rooms

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, October 14 2010   /  10:10 am

The Jakarta Environment Management Agency (BPLHD) will officially scrap all smoking rooms in public buildings in the city from November, six months after the issuance of the 2010 gubernatorial decree on this.

“BPLHD will conduct inspections in 800 locations,” Dollaris Riauaty Suhadi, the executive director of Swisscontact Indonesia Foundation, a consultant to the agency, said on Wednesday.

The decree, signed on May 6, stipulates smoking is not allowed inside buildings, and people who want to smoke must do so outside.

The regulation is an extension of a smoking ban which had allowed smoking in designated smoking areas in workplaces and public spaces.

The decision came after a joint survey, by BPLHD, the Swisscontact Indonesia Foundation and the University of Indonesia Demography Institute, showed smoking rooms in buildings did not prevent smoke infiltratin...