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Depok prescribing steep fines

| January 10, 2013

Depok, a city in the West Java province of Indonesia is due to introduce a regulation that will provide for the imposition of fines of up to Rp50 million ($5,178) on those found to be contravening public-places tobacco smoking bans, according to a story in The Jakarta Post.

The Depok administration is currently publicizing the regulation, which will come into force in 2014.

The public smoking ban will cover places of worship, schools, workplaces, healthcare
facilities, children’s activity areas and public transportation.

Fines will be imposed on those over 17 years of age, while children will receive warnings and counseling.

Category: Breaking News

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