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Public Health In Pictures: Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Protest Against Regulations of Smoking

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Public Health In Pictures: Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Protest Against Regulations of Smoking

Thousands of tobacco farmers surrounded the presidential palace in Jakarta today, protesting a new tobacco bill that they say will result in massive job losses.

The new law would ban cigarette advertising and sponsorship, prohibit smoking in public and add graphic images to packaging. Indonesia is the world’s third-largest tobacco consuming country. Around 30 percent of Indonesians above the age of 10 smoke an average of 12 cigarettes a day, according to a 2008 report.

I wonder how much tobacco are in those cigarettes? …cough

more info: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/indonesia-tobacco-law-smoking-cigarette-health