Indonesians smoke a quarter trillion cigarettes a year
Sixty-five million Indonesians spend Rp 100 trillion (US$10.4 billion) to buy 225 billion cigarettes every year, doctors say.
Even worse, the number of smokers in the nation has risen by 0.9 percent every year between 2000 and 2008, according to the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI).
Underage smoking was also increasing, the IDI said. Only 7 percent of people aged from 15 to 19 smoked in 1995. In 2010, the figure was 19 percent.
The World Health Organization recently reported that Indonesia had the largest population of smokers in the world after China and India. (png)