Post C: Primary Research-Interview & Analyst

My interview subject is called Muh Abdillah Akbar. He is a student from UMY, and studies government system as a major. In his free time, he likes to go swimming and read novels. His favorite novel is Sophie’s World. He is currently a smoker. Question: What do you feel about the regulation of no smoking on campus? He says that he thinks it’s good to have regulations and agrees that he should smoke less. Question: what are you interested in? He says he is interested in studying different government system and relations. Question: do you see yourself quitting smoking one day? He says that he want to quit in the future. Question: are you aware of the disease that could cause by smoking? He says that he does. Question: How much do you spend on cigarettes each week? He says he doesn’t remember. Question: what do you like to do after school? He says he likes to enjoy a cigarette after a meal. Question: what do you see yourself in twenty years? He says he will become a politician. After observation, it is discovered that the problem of smoking in the city is greater than in rural areas. There are some smokers in rural areas, mostly farmers and workers but no young adults, whereas, there are many young smokers in the city. There are also many smokers in universities, which reflects what Muh had told during the interview. Statics shows people in Indonesia who receives higher education is more likely to smoke than the ones who have lower education. (2013)

 Moreover, it is shown that increase tax on cigarettes would reduce the amount of one smokes because it wouldn’t be easily affordable for young adults or teenagers.(2014) During the interview, the Muh didn’t reveal how much it costs him to smoke for a week. If the tax was added on, he would not be able to afford to smoke as much as he does now. Therefore, a positive change could be make.

  There are also many second-hand smokers effected by the tobacco issue not only on campus, but other parts of the cities as well. Muh is aware of the issue that smoking could cause and he agrees with the restriction on campus without any hesitation, which makes him a considerate He will possibly follow the rules and not to harm any second-hand smokers on campus.

Reference list:

Kusumawardani N. 2013, ‘Socio-economic, demographic and geographic correlates of cigarette smoking among Indonesian adolescents: results from the 2013 Indonesian Basic Health Research survey’, Global Health Action, vol. 3, First, <>

Nurwidya F. 2014, ‘Strategies for an effective tobacco harm reduction policy in Indonesia.’, Epidemiology and Health, vol. 4, First, <!po=1.31579>

 Danubrata E. Costa A., 2017, ‘Exclusive: Indonesia eyes decree on tobacco after bill runs into opposition.’, World News, vol. 1, First, <!po=1.31579>

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