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Sustainability and Indonesia’s Tobacco Epidemic

This essay by Enrico Aditjondro, Associate Director for Southeast Asia, Vital Strategies was first published by Ithaca College as part of the 20 On 20: Essays In Celebration of Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

It troubles me that tobacco can easily come to mind when people think about Indonesia, whether because of images of the smoking baby, or the way the film “Blackhat”(2015, Michael Mann) displays Jakarta with streets full of smokers rather than famous landmarks.

The problem of tobacco use is real, and the data are shocking.

To continue reading this article, visit The Ithaca College website.