POST B: Tobacco Control 

In the contemporary environment, every country is controlling Tobacco, but the number of smokers is still not low. In Indonesia, the world’s second-largest cigarette market, the government has yet to enact policies to discourage young people from smoking.

In the United States, more than 1,000 people have been confirmed ill, and at least 19 have died from severe lung problems linked to aerosolization. They consider banning smoking for tobacco-related deaths and diseases. Ten countries in South America, the Middle East and southeast Asia have banned the possession of tobacco products.Medicalxpress 2019

The sale of cigarettes and cigarettes in Indonesia may increase the number of young people who smoke.

This will further burden Indonesia, which has the highest proportion of young smokers in the region. One in five indonesians aged 13 to 15 smoke. (who 2019)

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Some tobacco control measures that the Indonesian government should take. First, the government should control the safety and quality standards of e-cigarettes, including cigarette ingredients. The Treasury now regularly adjusts inflation rates to make e-cigarettes unaffordable for children. Second, the government banned the sale of cigarettes to teenagers by restricting the types of outlets such as kiosks and convenience stores. Regulate cigarette promotion and advertising and establish screening systems to prevent nonsmokers or young consumers from restricting cigarette use.

For both policies, it is certain that the increase in tobacco costs has reduced tobacco consumption and the number of smokers in Indonesia. Local people’s smoking environment has been improved. Although there are still smokers, the government must adopt relevant policies to deal with it. One of the most important is popular support. For example, local adults teach children to smoke (zoe 2018)

In my opinion, tobacco control ultimately depends on what people think. When they are fully aware of the dangers of cigarettes. The whole country’s cigarette environment can be really improved.

REFERENCE

Medicalxpress 2019, Tobacco is still fighting viewed on 19 November 2019, < 

http://www.bluehole.com.cn/news/details?id=36851>

World Health Organization 2019Framework convention on tobacco. viewed on 19 November 2019.

Zoe 2018. Tobacco market policy measuresviewed on 2019 November<https://www.dzy114.com/2018-nian-yin-du-ni-xi-ya-dian-zi-yan-shi-chang-zheng-ce-bian-hua-qing-kuang-hui-zong/&gt;

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