'They have made the mistake of letting the Marlboro Man into the country' Dr Prabhat Jha, a tobacco-control expert on cigarette advertising in Indonesia Background Indonesian anti-smoking groups protested against cigarette advertisements last week. The row started because American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson's concert is sponsored by a local cigarette maker. In Jakarta, there are giant billboards and posters of the concert with the cigarette brand's logo. Local religious and youth groups are angry. They say this concert is for young people and the adverts are will encourage them to smoke. Indonesia has one of the biggest Muslim communities in the world. For some Muslim groups, smoking is forbidden. Dr Prabhat Jha is saying that marketing and selling cigarettes in Indonesia is bad for the country. One-third of Indonesians are smokers. And the habit is on the rise. Marlboro is a brand of cigarettes. The Marlboro Man figure is used to advertise the brand.