High Cigarette Excise: Towards a Healthy Indonesia Fiscal Health

The Indonesian government argues that the policy of limiting tobacco consumption will have a negative impact on the national economy, threatening farmers and the cigarette industry. In fact, the implementation of a weak cigarette restriction policy will further grip the economy of the poor. In fact, WHO (2018) states that the health burden caused by cigarette consumption causes households to fall into poverty.

Indonesia is one of nine countries in the world that have not ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Indonesia is the only country in Asia Pacific that has not ratified the FCTC and Indonesia is the only member country of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) which has not ratified the FCTC. .

FCTC as a global commitment to improve public health standards through tobacco consumption control agreed by member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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