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Indonesian government taking its time over issuing tobacco regulations

| December 21, 2012

Health experts and consumer groups are questioning what they see as the Indonesian government’s tardiness in issuing a tobacco regulation, according to a report in The Jakarta Post.

The government is required by a law issued in 2009 to impose regulations on tobacco products, but it has not yet done so.

The process had become too political, said Tulus Abadi, of the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) in Jakarta.
Tulus said progress was slow despite the fact that the relevant ministries had already agreed to the contents of a draft regulation.

The time frame for finalizing the regulation remained unclear, he added.

 

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