Jakarta, Indonesia – An Indonesian court has banned all vaping in public places in the capital, Jakarta, for tobacco smokers, including restaurants, bars and pubs.
The order came after an incident in a bar in the central district of Dhamar where the owner of a restaurant refused to allow customers to vape.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the court said it had ordered the owner to stop vaping and issued fines for failure to comply with the ban.
The ban comes after a spate of incidents in Jakarta in which people have been arrested for vaping, with several more pending.
Last month, a man was sentenced to seven months in prison after he was found guilty of violating a local law banning smoking in bars and restaurants.
The Indonesian Health Ministry says smoking is a health hazard in Indonesia, but the country does not have a smoking ban and many Indonesians still use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and snuff.