Indonesian tobacco farmers protest against plans to restrict tobacco use. Photo: AFPIndonesian tobacco farmers protest against plans to restrict tobacco use. Photo: AFP
Indonesian tobacco farmers protest against plans to restrict tobacco use. Photo: AFP

In Indonesia, big tobacco clings to a smokescreen

Companies in the US may have been forced to come clean about the dangers of cigarettes, but in Southeast Asia lobby groups are paid to stifle attempts to enlighten the public

Topic |   Wellness
Indonesian tobacco farmers protest against plans to restrict tobacco use. Photo: AFPIndonesian tobacco farmers protest against plans to restrict tobacco use. Photo: AFP
Indonesian tobacco farmers protest against plans to restrict tobacco use. Photo: AFP
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