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Bali Officials Take Down All Cigarette Advertisements In Klungkung

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An official from the Klungkung Regional Government has taken down all cigarette advertisements in the shops and markets under his jurisdiction.

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The Regent of the Klungkung regional government, I Nyoman Suwirta, confirmed that he personally removed all cigarette advertisements he came across during his inspection in Selat Village, Klungkung on Thursday (6/1).

Suwirta himself initiated this operation as he had heard that many local shops in Klungkung still neglected the regional policy that bans all cigarette advertisements.

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Following the Regional Policy Number 1 Year 2014 and the Regent’s Decree Number 22 Year 2017 about Smoking-Free Areas, Klungkung has announced itself as a region that is free from smoking.

“During my inspection, I still found many cigarette advertisements that could encourage young people to start smoking,” Suwirta said.

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Suwirta also warned all cigarette distributors to stop installing their advertisement posters in public areas, including all the shops in Klungkung.

“I’ve already instructed the village officials in my region to inspect and dismantle all cigarette advertisements regularly,” he concluded.

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Wayan Bo

Monday 10th of January 2022

Cigarettes don’t kill people, the reasons why people light cigarettes kill them.


Monday 5th of June 2023

@Wayan Bo, Cigarettes do kill people …. FACT !! Indonesia is so far behind in education about this. It’s not just the smokers but other around them that are exposed to this. Even if you do not care about your own health , please respect the health of your family and other people around you🙏🏻

Heinz Schirmaier

Monday 10th of January 2022

Good for him, smoking is a dirty and expensive habit, spend the money on food instead.

Jeff schneider

Monday 10th of January 2022

Gteat,! I noticed when I was there right before bali closed. alot of men smoked cigarettes. Alot. Banyak . We all know cigarettes kill. In the past here in amerika . I would say at least half the people smoked.. now maybe 10%. . Here cigarettes are taxed high. $8 a pack. They are just nasty. No advertising here.. .my father smoked all his life. He died of lung devastated our family. Please look after the health of your families. Education is a first step in helping people understand.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

@Jeff schneider, what’s about current prices for cigars in US?

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

@Jeff schneider, remembering a great U.S. movies where nearly every character was smoking. - Wondering that by such prices many U.S. citizens didn’t start to grove there own tobaccos. - The factory sale price before smoking restrictions for one box of 200 cigarettes, Kent Filters, was three US $. - In 1980’s in NYC in shop near to Manhattan‘s Times Square a packet of 20 cigarettes Camel filters was priced $ 0,85 - State of Singapore was suppling there citizens who was victims of opium addiction life long with opium, this was in post opium war times.


Monday 10th of January 2022

Compared to other country's warnnings regarding cancer risks from smoking, Indonesia's 20 years behind in fighting the health risks from smoking and lung cancer. 3 of the top 10 richest men in Indonesia made their fortune in the cigarette industry. They have an uphill battle.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

@Kolohe, don’t need to smoke to get cancer, it’s adequate to be flared to polluted air. - Just drive often bike during the rush hour for example and cancer chances soar. - There are many persons who was never smoking but gering lung cancer.

Wayan Bo

Monday 10th of January 2022

There is also not public advertisements for marijuana and many consume it.