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Indonesia to Increase Tobacco Tax by 12.5%

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The 12.5% increase in tobacco excise tax was recently announced by Indonesia’s finance minister Sri Mulyani, who said that it will be effective as...

Juul Halts Sales in Indonesia due to Being Unable to Prevent...

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Last Summer it was revealed that undisclosed sources had invested a total of $325 million into the world’s most infamous e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs,...

Indonesia May Implement a Total Ban on E-Cigarettes

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Anung Sugihantono, Indonesia's director general of disease control and prevention, said that the government is revising current vaping regulations. “The ministry’s stance is consistent:...

Misinformation Keeps Informing Policy as Indonesia Considers Vape Ban

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Referring to some substances found in e-liquids, BPOM Chairperson Penny Lukito, said that vaping is very risky. "So we need the legal basis. Without...

The Disruption to Tobacco Farming in Developing Countries

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The economies of a number of poor countries, namely some Asian and African countries, are dependent on tobacco farming. Due to the advent of...

88% of Indonesians in Favour of Increased Cigarette Prices

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The relatively low cost of cigarettes in Indonesia, keeps cigarettes affordable even amongst the country’s poorest communities. Sadly the local government has so far...

Indonesia to Impose 57% Tax on E-Liquids

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Tobacco accounts for the bulk of Indonesia’s excise taxes, making these taxes a main source of revenue for the government. Sunaryo, an official with...

Indonesia plans giant vape tax as smoking rates remain high

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Conflict of interest Vapour products have been growing in popularity across Indonesia, with vape cafes springing up in most major cities. The government has been...

Talk of e-cigs ban in Indonesia

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Officials from the Indonesian Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM), said they were concerned about the long-term effects of vaping and the chance that...