After Tough Restrictions On E-Cigarettes, Indonesian Minister Suggests Citizens Pick Up Regular Smoking Instead


Indonesia is placing prohibitive restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette materials, and Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita last week offered an easy solution for the growing number of citizens using the products.

They can just “become regular smokers,” he told local newspaper Kompas, a seemingly puzzling statement for a government official in a country where over 200,000 people already die of tobacco-related causes each year.

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  1. “Where 200,000 die every year”?

    I guess they want the peasantry to keep smoking & dying as a form of population control. If birth control doesn’t work, this is a close second.


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