Indonesia Challenges Global Tobacco Reform

With 240 million people and weak public health regulations, Indonesia is of the world’s last countries refusing to sign the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the World Health Organization’s treaty to limit the tobacco industry’s influence by encouraging nations to restrict tobacco advertising and raise excise taxes. In a major investigation on the role of the tobacco industry in Indonesia, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists documents the role of the tobacco industry in Indonesian politics.