Indonesia hikes tax on tobacco
- Published: 29 Nov 2012 at 12.56
- Online news:
Anti-tobacco campaigners have given their approval to the Indonesian government’s decision to raise tobacco taxes.
Jakarta announced an increase in tobacco excise by an average of 8.5% on Tuesday, effective next year.
It is hoped that higher taxes, which will boost government revenue, will encourage smokers to quit in a nation where 67% of men aged 15 ormore smoke and about a quarter of boys aged 13 to 15 are also hooked on nicotine.
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