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Jakarta Post

Puffing on cigarettes in smoke-free areas still rampant: Survey

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 29 2019   /  01:18 am

Air pollution in Jakarta not only occurs outdoors but also indoors, as tobacco smoking is still widespread 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 (Pergub) No. 75/2005 on non-smoking areas and Pergub 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 Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta and Kelap...