Thursday, March 11, 2010

No Smoking in Bogor

In connection with the World's No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2010, the Municipality of Bogor, West Java, will impose a strict No-Smoking Regulation.

According to Kompas, said regulation would cover public places, working places, worship places, children playground, health and sports facilities. Beside, there will not be anymore Smoking Rooms in public places. People who are caught smoking in those places would be punished with three days imprisonment or fined of up to One Million Rupiah.

Now the regulation is being socialized to the public. And according to local health officials, a recent survey shows that 91% of Bogor citizens support this regulation.

As a person who has stopped smoking for around 15 years, the above regulation is really good for me. However,  I hope that the authorities in Bogor would also study the implementation of similar regulation in Jakarta which was imposed around one year ago, but with doubtful result, due to weak law enforcement.

8 comments:

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

Another law suit regarding smoking. Will it be well enforced? Not sure about it :-)

H. Nizam said...

Edwin,
Based on Jakarta's experienced, I am not sure whether Bogor would be more successful. Unless of course there is a strong law enforcement efforts.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

I gave up smoking in 1991 after 32 years, and would personally support such laws, but we couldn't get away with that in NZ.

Regards,

Peter

H. Nizam said...

@Peter,
Such law should be supported so as to keep our environment clean and healthy.

My Beauty Flash said...

im not smoking...agree with the regulation :)
mendingan shopping daripada smocking :D

H. Nizam said...

My beauty,
Yes shopping is a lot much better than smoking (lol)

Rajagopalan said...

passive smoking can be prevented with such laws. I welcome this regulation.
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Thanks and regards.

H. Nizam said...

Rajagopalan,
Yes, such regulation will prevent passive smokers, therefore should be welcomed.
Thank you for dropping by. I'll visit your blog.