Radar Bali reports that plans to create non-smoking zones in Bali are moving forward. To this end the provincial government is socializing the non-smoking zone law to the regencies across Bali.
The new law calls for reprimands, strong sanctions, fines of tens of millions of rupiah and prison time for those convicted of smoking in public areas declared "off-limit" to smoking.
Section 19 of the new anti-smoking legislation requires building owners, building managers, managers and other responsible parties to outlaw smoking in public areas or face administrative sanctions and/or a maximum fine of Rp. 50 million (US$5,400).
Section 20 of the law similarly threatens responsible parties that do not outlaw ashtrays in areas under their control with fines of Rp. 50 million.
It is also the responsibility of building owners and managers to enforce no-smoking rules. Failure to do so can result in fines of Rp. 50 million. Repeated failure to enforce the no-smoking rule can result in the suspension of operating licenses.
Meanwhile smokers breaking the law can be jailed for up to three months.
Those areas off-limits to smoking include public areas, work places, houses of worship, children play areas, public transport, places of education and medical treatment facilities.
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