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Results of a national survey carried out over the last year in 18 Indonesian cities, reveals strong support for the graphic health warnings that now cover 40% of the surface area of all tobacco packaging.

90% of the 5,409 respondents said that the size of the warnings should be increased to cover 90% of the package surface area. And 84% of respondents said the warning images made them concerned about the dangers of smoking.

The survey was carried out by 20 institutions, including The Union. The results were released on Wednesday 29 April.

Indonesia legislated for graphic health warnings on tobacco products last year, despite being one of the few countries who have not yet ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Graphic health warnings are proven to encourage smokers to quit and discourage others from starting.

 

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