Understanding Women Perspective on Smoke-Free Policy

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This study aims to analyze the women’s right perspective to the policy. This study is participatory action research that combines qualitative and quantitative data. This research conducts two focus group discussion to collect data. Using women’s right perspective of World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, this study triangulates primary and secondary data. Based on the MPOWER perspective, there is no national or local government smoke-free policy which underline the urgency to protect women as active or passive smokers. Smoke-free policy in Indonesia does not explicitly gender sensitive. Even though a robust smoke-free policy which has women’s right perspective is limited, but there are several conditions which indicate the protection of women from the danger of tobacco use. In the national level, there is a regulation about pictorial health warning with specific information about the danger of tobacco use to pregnant women. Also, the focus group discussion found that all respondents support the implementation of the smoke policy. All of the respondents understand the urgency of the smoke-free policy. The respondents who are women, in this case, are the secondhand smokers who have high motivation to solve the problem and save their family members from the danger of the tobacco-use.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science - Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Dec 20188 Dec 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science


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