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Have you ever been in a public place and there are people who smoke when in place it says "NO PROHIBITED AREAS"? It is very often we find in our environment. Health and environmental hygiene is very important in our lives. If every day the air we breathe is polluted by cigarette smoke how can our body be healthy. Coupled with pollution from motor vehicles. Cigarette smoke becomes a serious problem when the rules about smoking area rules are violated by smokers. Though breathing clean air without exposure to cigarette smoke is a right for everyone.
We all include smokers knowing the dangers of cigarette content and the dangers to those around them that smoke. Smoking contains more than 4000 substances that are harmful to health, of which 43 are carcinogenic. Because the risks of cigarettes that appear not contagious and deadly.
But it seems that this is not enough to be a reason for someone to stop smoking. The area reads "NO SMOKING" is now only a metaphor for smokers who are concerned with their egoism to smoke in the place without caring about the people around him. If it continues to be done by the smokers, over time there will be no areas for non-smokers breathe clean air that they deserve.
Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health (P2PL) Kemenkes, Tjadra Yoga Aditama said that Indonesia is still the third country with the highest number of active smokers in the world 61.4 million smokers after China and India about 60 percent of men and 4.5 percent of women in Indonesia is a smoker. And 43 million out of 97 million Indonesian citizens are passive smokers.
Due to health problems arising from the harmful cigarette content of smokers and the people around them and data showing that active smokers in Indonesia are increasing, the government is taking serious steps to overcome them. By issuing GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA NUMBER 109 YEAR 2012 ON SAFEGUARD OF MATERIAL CONTAINING ADICTIVE INGREDIENTS FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS FOR HEALTH. The smoking area shall be regulated in Article 49, Article 50, Article 51, Article 52. As already contained in Article 52, the Regional Government shall establish a Non-Smoking Area in its territory by a Regional Regulation, the Government of DKI Jakarta shall issue a GOVERNOR REGULATION OF SPECIAL PROVINCE OF SPECIAL CAPITAL OF JAKARTA TO 88 YEAR NUMBER 2010 ON AMENDMENT TO REGULATION OF THE GOVERNOR NUMBER 75 YEAR 2995 ON NO SMOKING REGION.
Non-smoking areas are regulated in GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA NUMBER 109 YEAR 2012 ON SAFEGUARD OF MATERIALS CONTAINING ADICTIVE INGREDIENTS IN FORM OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS FOR HEALTH Article 50 paragraph (1) and REGULATION OF THE PROVINCE GOVERNOR OF SPECIAL REGIONS OF IBUKOTA JAKARTA No. 88 YEAR 2010 REGARDING AMENDMENT TO REGULATION OF THE GOVERNOR NUMBER 75 YEAR 2995 ABOUT NO BANKRUPTED AREA Article 3 is a health care facility, a teaching-learning place, a playground, a place of worship, public transport, a workplace, a public place and another designated place.
A special smoking area has also been regulated in GOVERNOR OF SPECIAL PROVINCIAL REGIONS OF IBUKOTA JAKARTA No. 88 YEAR 2010 REGARDING AMENDMENT TO REGULATION OF THE GOVERNOR NUMBER 75 YEAR 2995 ABOUT NO BANNING REGIONS Article 18. However, there are still many malls that provide smoking premises within the building.
Based on REGULATION OF THE SPECIAL PROVINCE GOVERNOR OF IBUKOTA JAKARTA No. 88 YEAR 2010 REGARDING AMENDMENT TO REGULATION OF THE GOVERNOR NUMBER 75 YEAR 2995 ABOUT NO REGULATED AREA if the chairman and / or person in charge of a place designated as a non-smoking area proves to have no commitment, does not provide a marking, the supervision of the smoking area in his work area and allowing people to smoke in the Area, may be subject to administrative sanctions in the form of a written warning, mentioning the name of the place of activity or business openly to the public or mass media, suspension of activities or business, revocation of permits. Meanwhile, regarding sanctions to be given to smokers from among the stubborn citizens, quoted from merdeka.com Ahok claimed to still discuss it. Although there is no sanction for people who smoke in public places smokers should be able to respect the right of nonsmokers to enjoy clean air without being exposed to cigarette smoke.
With the issuance of PP and Pergub it is expected that no smoking area can be completely sterile from cigarette smoke. We as a community must also participate in improving the quality of the environment, especially the air we breathe. And also to reduce active smokers in Indonesia by narrowing the space for smoking. Let's begin to behave in a healthy way and start to menewww.jakarta.go.id/web/produkhukum
From this essay writing about smoking, it is expected that more and more people will be aware of the importance of maintaining clean air quality and free from cigarette smoke and for smokers not to smoke in areas where smoking is prohibited and to reduce active smokers in Indonesia. And make me more courageous to talk to other people who smoke in public places.