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EDITORIAL: New tobacco roadmap needed


    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, March 17, 2017 | 08:30 am
EDITORIAL: New tobacco roadmap needed A woman carries chopped tobacco leaves at the Rizona Baru cigar factory in Temanggung, Central Java, while another worker rolls cigars. (JP/Agung Parameswara)

PREMIUM Finally President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has taken the right step by rejecting a proposal from lawmakers on the tobacco bill, after he was convinced that it would contravene laws, including the Health Law. The bill aims to protect the domestic industry and farmers, which tobacco control advocates say would be at the expense of public health. Last month opponents of the bill included chil...