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Text your say: Smoking inside buildings

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 26 2012   /  12:42 pm

Your comments on the decision made by the Constitutional Court that annulled a Jakarta city regulation to allow smoking bans in public buildings. The Court ruling requires buildings to provide smokers with smoking rooms.Special rooms for smokers is essentially a bad idea, particularly for smokers that use it. It is like allowing the smoker to be a second-hand smoker as well and hence will get double portion of the toxic substances in cigarettes. This may be reduced to a minimum, if a powerful exhaust fan was installed. It is still better to quit smoking altogether.
Muherman Harun
Jakarta

Smoking cigarettes is a nasty habit. Smoking in public is a “crime” that will cause health hazards to others until smokers can stop their exhaled smoke from contaminating the public fresh air.

In fairness to smokers, nasty as they are, let us provide them with special cubicles or ...