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Indonesia Chided for Not Joining Tobacco Treaty
Indonesian’s reluctance to accede the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has drawn concern and criticism from the global community.

Indonesia, home to one of the largest numbers of smokers in the world, actively participated when the convention was drafted between 1998 and 2003. However, it bailed at the last minute when other countries signed the treaty. The government and the tobacco industry argued that adopting the convention would kill the livelihoods of at least 5 million tobacco and clove farmers, cigarette factory workers and cigarette vendors, as well as causing Rp 10 trillion ($880 million) in financial losses.

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