Monday, January 14, 2013

Two Out Of Three Indonesian Males Smoke...

Graphic photo warnings are coming to cigarette packs in Indonesia.
This is a success despite the resistance from tobacco farmers and the
tobacco industry. Still, requirements call for only 40% of the pack to
be covered with these warnings. Single cigarettes can still be sold.
The majority of these single cigarettes are sold to school children.

It is estimated that two out of three Indonesian males smoke;
and Indonesia is second only to Russia in overall percentage
of adult smokers- 39%-35%.

Also, according to the suppliers of the above photo,,
a staggering 70% of the income of those in poverty in Indonesia is
spent on cigarettes.

Even more stunning- there a pack only costs a dollar.

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