Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

    Billboards that advertise cigarettes and are displayed around schools in North Jakarta, Indonesia, will be dismantled in the near future, according to a story in the daily Tempo.

    Mustafa Kemal, head of North Jakarta Education Sub-Department Regional I, stated that the existence of such billboards is unethical and could potentially influence students to smoke.

    “If there are students caught smoking, either inside or outside of schools during school hours, they will be sanctioned,” he said.

    Such sanctions would include summoning a child’s parents and revoking their Jakarta Smart Card.