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Indonesia Introduces Graphic Health Warnings On Cigarette Packs; Some Companies Fail To Comply

News outlets report on the rollout of Indonesia’s new law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs.

Associated Press: Big tobacco snubs health warning law in Indonesia
“Tobacco companies have largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that’s home to the world’s highest rate of male smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising…” (Mason, 6/24).

Reuters: Indonesia rolls out graphic health warnings on cigarette packs
“Cigarette manufactures in Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest tobacco markets, began printing graphic health warnings on packets on Tuesday, but they have yet to appear in shops and the companies involved do not seem too worried about plunging sales…” (Nangoy/Kapoor, 6/24).