Recent studies affirm the common perception that smoking aggravates poverty and health problems in Indonesia. However, the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo remains unyielding with its protobacco policy despite more scientific evidence on tobacco’s catastrophic effects on people’s health. The Jakarta Post journalist Vela Andapita examines the issue.
A 21-year study by the University of Indonesia’s Social Security Research Center (PKJS-UI) made public last month found that tobacco smoking not only wreaks havoc on one’s health but also undermines household economy and stunts children physically and intellectually.
Selengkapnya, baca: Smoking leads to stunting, acute poverty
Sumber: Jakarta Post
Penulis: Vela Andapita