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Jakarta Post

Bali legislative council approves bylaw on smoke-free zones

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Tue, November 29 2011   /  10:31 am

Bali’s legislative council enacted a smoke-free zone bylaw on Monday, clearing the way to ban smoking across broad swaths of the island.

The bylaw states that hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, places of worship, healthcare facilities and schools, among other places, are to be smoke-free areas.
Up in smoke: Party-goers enjoy the night at a club in the Double Six area in Bali. The local legislative council passed a bylaw on Monday that clears the way to ban smoking in public places throughout the island. JP/Arief SuhardimanSmoking and advertising for tobacco products were also banned in playgrounds, traditional and modern markets, transportation terminals, airports, government offices and on public transportation.

Violations of the bylaw can be punished by up to six months’ imprisonment and a Rp 50 million (US$5,500) fine.

The legislative council must ...