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Bali Government Officials Making Late Start to Enforcement of No Smoking Rules


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(7/19/2013)

The provincial regulations on smoke-free zones of 2010 and the Governor’s regulation number 8 of 2012 have yet to be optimally implemented, remaining largely ignored in many parts of the island.

To hasten island-wide compliance with the new  anti-smoking rules, the provincial administration and the Bali Health Department recently undertook an evaluation survey intended to discover the steps needed to rapidly bring the anti-smoking ordinances into force.

As reported by Seputarbali.com, the evaluation was conducted by the Department of Health and covered all regencies and municipalities in Bali. Also participating in the evaluation survey were local enforcement agencies, community associations and selected academics.

The chief of the Bali Health Department, Ketut Suarjaya, said that enforcement of the no-smoking rules in selected areas is being done on an ongoing basis by local enforcement agencies. Suarjaya related how officialS have, in some circumstances, seized evidence of violations in the form of ashtrays and cigarette butts, while reminding shops to stop selling smoking materials in areas where smoking is not allowed.

Moreover, locations where the no-smoking rules have been previously announced and were found to permitting smoking to take place were immediately brought before ad hoc courts. Meanwhile, officials issued verbal warnings to other violators.

Suarjaya said that efforts to educate the public through the print and electronic media would continue until all people recognized the dangers of smoking and obeyed the recently introduced no-smoking rules.

Speaking to the press, Suarjaya bemoaned the cotinued use of large LED signboards owned by the municipal government of Denpasar for cigarette advertising. Adding: “The advertisements are very controversial, especially in the midst of the current campaign to socialize the non-smoking area rules. Perhaps these are long-term contracts. But, if possible, these contract should be reviewed because the cigarette advertisement are in opposition to provincial regulations.”

He went on to explain how several of the large LED billboards have been put in locations near to hospitals and educational institutions where it is expressly forbidden under the new laws to advertise tobacco products.

Following the inspection tour Suarjaya said it is obvious that many citizens, employees and civil servants remain ignorant of the no-smoking laws now in effect in Bali despite being in place for the past two years. Many people continue to smoke in the workplace and no smoking signs have not been installed in numerous locations, as required under the current law.


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