Passive smokers’ support for stronger tobacco control in Indonesia

Renny Nurhasana, Suci Puspita Ratih, Komara Djaja, Risky Kusuma Hartono, Teguh Dartanto

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Abstract

Secondhand smoke exposure in Indonesia is high, especially compared to other Southeast Asian countries. Passive smoking leads to negative impacts on health and socio-economic well-being. Therefore, increasing the price of cigarettes and, thereby, increasing barriers to access to cigarettes could be an effective way to reduce smoking prevalence and protect people from second-hand smoke. This study aims to assess passive smokers’ support for cigarette price increases in Indonesia. We perform a quantitative analysis with a cross-sectional design. The data were obtained through phone-based interviews of 1000 respondents aged 18 and older in Indonesia. Only 596 nonsmokers were included to be further analyzed in this study. This study found that 44.1% respondents have at least one family member who smokes. We considered the respondents’ age, gender, education level, employment, and the number of people living in the respondent’s household that are exposed to passive smoking. Our results demonstrate that passive smokers support stronger tobacco control such as increasing cigarette prices, regulating smoking behavior using a religious approach (Fatwa), and applying more effective pictorial health warnings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1942
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Passive smoker
  • Regulation
  • Tax increase
  • Tobacco control

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