The Bali Tobacco Control Initiative group at UdayanaUniversity’s public health department has called on the central government to ban the World Tobacco Asia (WTA) 2014 exhibition and conference, slated to be held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, according to a story in the Jakarta Post.
The program co-ordinator of the Bali Tobacco Control Initiative (BTCI), Made Kerta Duana, was quoted as saying that the planned WTA event in Bali was contrary to the BTCI’s commitment to encourage people to live healthy lives without cigarettes.
Duana admitted that the local government had no authority to ban the conference being held in Bali because the permit was issued by the central government. “But we hope that at least the local government can declare that they do not support the conference,” he said.
Meanwhile Duana said that BTCI was urging the government to ban the conference from being held in Bali; so, presumably, the organization is appealing to the central government.
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