Smoking laws. – Bali Forum
You can virtually smoke anywhere.
A lot of the nicer restaurants now have designated areas as opposed to anywhere on the premises.
Oh woopysdoosie. the new smoking laws in Bali are now implemented. You cannot smoke in any area which is declared a non smoking area. The Government have brought in mobile courts so fines can be issued quickly. Rp 50,000 fine or 3 months in prison for smoking in a non smoking area.
Hmmmm I know that Rp 50,000 is a lot for the locals but hardly a deterrent for the tourists.
Don t mean to offend any smokers, but for myself who is a non-smoker travelling with my 13 year old daughter it will be a welcome relief to be able to eat somewhere without getting a lung full of someone else s second hand smoke.
One happy traveller here 🙂
I am a smoker but as I am also an Australian (and have respect) therefore I don t like smoking in close proximity to restaurants etc and in crowds of people as it s illegal to do that here at home. I try to be as considerate as possible.
Just wondering as I didn t want to get in trouble for smoking in a place that I didn t know was not smoking and had read on alot of hotel reviews that you are allowed to smoke in the rooms or at the pool etc.
Good to know! I am bringing my 20 month old and would definitely appreciate non-smoking environments as hubby and I are not smokers neither.
Don t think that Bali will be non smoking overnight. Even though the new laws are in place it will take time to implement them and for the locals to accept them. There should be signage but probably not adequate. Places of worship, tourist spots, parts of hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, schools, Govenment public offices, health facilities, children s playgrounds, shopping malls, traditional markets, public transport and the airport will all be non-smoking.
I m with you Kiajas absolutely hate trying to enjoy my meal with a table full of smokers next to me. this has been the one thing that has spoilt Bali for me
Unfortunately most of the European tourists are not respectful smokers
Non-smoking, that s great news those of us with asthma . and for those who don t like to eat a meal surrounded in a blue fog of cigerette smoke. talthough it means I ll see less of my husband as he searches for new places to smoke. . win, win, lose
I did notice that despite tables in restaurants having NO ashtrays there were still tourists who chose to light up and smoke regardless. It is very inconsiderate for people to do this regardless of a law forbidding it or not. More often than not staff just let them get away with it and eventually bring an ashtray.
Here is an article (july2013) about the difficulty of getting the law enforced.