Raising tobacco tax improves national health and economic benefits

Indonesia continually counts as among countries with the highest smoking rates worldwide, with over 62 million or one-fourth of its population being smokers. 

Despite the many steps Indonesia needs to take to further its tobacco-control agenda, this new tax reform is already a big leap. 

Indonesia’s next steps, including setting a uniform tax rate, monitoring the tobacco market, and developing a proper revenue-utilization plan, will ensure that we are closer to a favorable future: a better, healthier Indonesia. - See more here