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Jakarta Post

Tobacco firms ignore legal restrictions

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, June 14 2016   /  07:53 am
Precious bundles: Workers store shredded tobacco in a warehouse in Temanggung, Central Java. The quality of tobacco relies on the weather. Temanggung’s highest-grade product fetches about Rp 400,000 (US$30) per kilogram and the average grade goes for Rp 250,000 per kg.(Antara/Anis Efizudin)(US$30) per kilogram and the average grade goes for Rp 250,000 per kg.(Antara/Anis Efizudin)

Precious bundles: Workers store shredded tobacco in a warehouse in Temanggung, Central Java. The quality of tobacco relies on the weather. Temanggung’s highest-grade product fetches about Rp 400,000 (US$30) per kilogram and the average grade goes for Rp 250,000 per kg.(Antara/Anis Efizudin)Despite having a smoking prevalence already among the highest in the world, Indonesia has slackened its efforts to control the tobacco industry in the face of powerful lobbying by business players. While in Temanggung, Central Java, an area regarded as producing the finest tobacco in Indonesia, cartel-like practices are employed to control the trade, as The Jakarta Post’s Pandaya reports.

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