"The fight against narcotics and HIV/AIDS is spread by needles hard work over the distribution of cigarettes is not limited to," said Judge Sorimuda Pohan issue of Tobacco Control Network Indonesia (Indonesian Tobacco Control Network) in Jakarta, Wednesday (8/2).
Nature of tobacco addiction makes smokers dose needed to feel calm will continue to grow from day to day. Sensitivity of the brain to release dopamine, which makes people comfortable and happy grew less. This time, smokers switch to narcotics to get a similar effect.
Although the public health impact of smoking is very large and the Constitutional Court has confirmed addictive tobacco as a substance according to Law No. 36 of 2009 on Health, until now the government has not seriously restrict smoking to approve the draft regulations on securing material containing addictive substances form of tobacco products for the health of Indonesia.
"In fact, the RPP which is the mandate of the Health Act was passed in 2010 should have been," said Chairman of the Tobacco Control Support Center, Public Health Association of Indonesia, Alex Papilaya.
Conditions were assessed Sincere Abadi of the Indonesian Consumers Foundation as the indifference of government to protect the health of residents. "The government cited for disobeying the law," he said.
The Government is also obligated to protect the consumers of cigarettes from the information that is not intact. Health impacts of smoking are very real, but a vigorous tobacco advertising makes consumers obscured from the potentially devastating effects.
Former Chairman of the Indonesian Medical Association Kartono Mohamad belief some people argue that tobacco regulation would be detrimental to farmers, small cigarette companies, and traders, which caused a surge of unemployed. "No country with a strictly regulate tobacco farmers then die," he said.
From the first, before the draft regulations, there were many small tobacco companies closed due to not compete with the big tobacco companies. Prosperous tobacco farmers is difficult because of tangled middleman and the import of tobacco from the United States and China by the major tobacco companies.
Smoking restrictions will not reduce state revenues. During this tax paid by the tobacco companies actually paid by consumers. Tobacco industry donations to the national economy is relatively small.
Development Coordinator of Health Warning Shaped Picture, School of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Widyastuti Soerojo, asserted, the draft regulations does not prohibit people smoking, but restrict cigarette smokers to poison does not spread to the non-smokers.
"This rule will not make a cigarette or tobacco farmers close to death. Smokers will still be there because it is difficult to stop smoking due to the addictive substance they contain, "he said. (source)