Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places
The national Health Law prohibits smoking in certain types of public places and requires designated smoking areas in other types of public places. Under the Health Law, children’s playgrounds are smoke free. However, the realization of the “100% smoke free” regulatory status of children’s playgrounds depends upon local implementing legislation. The Health Law requires that “local governments have to designate smoke free zones in their area of jurisdiction.” Similarly, Art. 52 of Government Regulation (PP) 109 of 2012 requires local governments to undertake implementation of smoke free areas. Neither the law nor the PP sets a deadline by which local governments must act, and some local governments have passed legislation while others have not. As of the date of this review, the national law has not been locally implemented in every jurisdiction with respect to children’s playgrounds.