Smoking Should Be Prohibited In Advertisements.
Without a prohibition on advertising and promotion, it is difficult to control the increase of new smokers are generally younger generation. Moreover, exposure to cigarette advertising is far greater than the dangers of smoking health campaigns.
In the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2011, which was launched at the Ministry of Health some time ago mentioned, adults who see various advertisements, promotions, sponsorships cigarettes 82.5 percent overall. The percentage was much higher than that seen indvidu or exposure antismoking information about both on television and radio that only about 40.9 percent.
Survey GATS photographing tobacco use in adults (aged 15 years and above) in Indonesia. GATS is a nationally representative survey that uses standard protocols between countries. Currently, male smokers by 67 percent and 2.7 percent of women in Indonesia.
Researchers from the University of Indonesia Demographic Institute, Abdillah Hasan said on Thursday (13/09/2012), it is difficult for drivers to rival the dangers of smoking campaign advertising and promotion of cigarettes heavily. In fact, cigarette advertising is very big role in the hook new smokers and young candidates.
He believes, the most effective way is to ban tobacco advertising. Some countries, such as Thailand, to implement a total ban on tobacco advertising. “Banning tobacco advertising cigarettes as a product with a foundation that can be addictive and dangerous to health. If cigarette advertising, the public will view smoking is good for health,” he said.
The same thing was revealed by the Chairman of the National Commission on Tobacco Control, which was also caretaker Daily Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI), Tulus Abadi. Sincerely say, without a ban on advertising and promotion, controlling the number of new smokers more difficult.
Sincerely believes as products containing addictive substances, cigarettes as well as alcohol and drugs, it should not be advertised and promoted at all. “Goods are subject to excise it basically sinful product. If the product is innocent why should not advertised?” he said.