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Puffing on cigarettes in smoke-free areas still rampant, survey finds

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Jakarta   /   Mon, August 26, 2019   /  12:49 pm
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Smoking-free areas in 60 percent of shopping malls are not actually free of smoke despite strings of regulations on smoking bans that have been in place for more than a decade, a survey found. (Shutterstock.com/File)

Air pollution in Jakarta is not only happening outdoors but also indoors, as tobacco smoking is still widely done within smoke-free area in shopping malls and markets in Jakarta. A recent survey conducted in June by the Jakarta Residents Forum (Fakta) found that designated smoke-free areas in 60 percent of shopping malls are not actually free of smoke despite strings of regulations for smoking bans that have been in place for more than a decade. The smoking ban was stipulated in City Bylaw No. 2/2005 on air pollution control and was enhanced in Gubernatorial Decree No. 75/2005 on non-smoking areas and Gubernatorial Decree No. 50/2012 on the supervision, monitoring and law enforcement of non-smoking areas. Fakta’s division head of information and communications, Normansyah, said that the survey was conducted in 15 malls consisting of high-end ones including Taman ...