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Muhammadiyah declares smoking to be haram

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, March 10 2010 | 10:05 am

PREMIUM While a government ban on smoking in public remains ineffective, Muhammadiyah is moving to ban its followers from smoking cigarettes altogether.But the haram edict issued Tuesday is likely to be rejected by smokers in the country, one of the world’s biggest tobacco consumers.In 2008, for instance, 240 billion cigarettes were sold in Indonesia, according to official statistics.
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