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28th July 2022 - Asia, Indonesia |

Indonesia: Government officials and stakeholders met yesterday to discuss revising the tobacco framework, Government Regulation 109 of 2012, with a view to regulating e-cigarettes, press reports. Deputy health minister of Health Dante Saksono said several ministries were working on it, although a formal initiative sent by the Ministry of Health to the president was rejected in January.

2nd June 2022 - Asia, Indonesia |
Indonesia: The deputy minister of health said on 31st May, in the context of World No Tobacco Day: “E-cigarette smoking is as dangerous as conventional smoking. There is no difference in the risks of conventional smoking and e-cigarettes, both of which are equally dangerous.” The deputy minister also released the results of the 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), which show an increase in Indonesia’s vaping population from 0.3% in 2011 to 3% in 2021.