The Public Health Office of Manokwari district began to assign a number of places into Non-Smoking Areas (KTR). Places designated as Non-Smoking Areas such as, where the teaching and learning process, places of worship, healthcare facilities, workplaces, public places, public transport, and other places.
Determination of Non-Smoking Area above began to be moved by the Public Health Office of Manokwari district through the distribution by the banners of Non-Smoking Area on socialization and advocacy Non-Smoking Area, Wednesday (20/12/17).
The Chairman of the Field Control and Eradication Of Diseases (P2P) Division of the Public Health Office in Manokwari District, Marthen L. Rantetapang Pata, said the establishment of places such as schools, health services and offices Non-Smoking Area according to the Ministry of Health’s decision to reduce the prevalence rate of cigarette addicts and diseases caused by inhaling cigarette smoke for both active and passive smokers. The purpose of socialization of Non-Smoking Area is the change of behavior for a healthy living, improvement of optimal work productivity and create clean and cigarette air quality without smoke.
Socialization and Advocacy of Non-Smoking Area involved 40 participants from various backgrounds such as education, health, and bureaucracy. Determination of Non-Smoking Area in Manokwari, by the Public Health Office of Manokwari through the distribution of banners supported by the daily execution of the regional secretariat of Manokwari District, Wanto. Wanto said although the determination of a number of places as Non-Smoking Area through the installation of banners needs to be socialized.
The determination of Non-Smoking Area in Manokwari is an urgent right that needs to be done in this area because it is in accordance with the rules that the regional government is in charge of its authorities responsible for organizing, organizing, fostering and supervising the securing of substances containing addictive substances. All parties hope that the determination of Non-Smoking Area in Manokwari can run well and give the result as expected.
Keywords: Papua, West Papua, Indonesia, Public Health Office, Non-Smoking Area, Healthy Lifestyle, Manokwari District, Determination, Socialization, Healthy Areas.
By: Riska A. (Researcher MaCDIS)