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Indonesia

Tobacco Control Policies

Indonesia is not a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Smoke Free Places:  Smoking is prohibited on public transport and in healthcare facilities, educational facilities, and places of worship. In other types of public places and in workplaces, designated smoking areas must be provided. With respect to outdoor places, children’s playgrounds must be smoke free.  All national smoking restrictions, however, require passage of laws by local governments. The national law does not set a deadline by which local governments must act, so some local governments have passed smoke free legislation while others have not.  Sub-national jurisdictions may enact smoke free laws that are more stringent than the national law.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Tobacco advertising and promotion is allowed with certain restrictions. Tobacco advertising on TV and radio may take place between the hours of 21:30 and 05:00 local time. All advertisements however may not show, among other things, cigarettes, the shape of cigarettes, tobacco product branding, or smoking. There are further restrictions on print and outdoor advertising. The law additionally prohibits the distribution of free and discounted tobacco products, tobacco products as prizes, and the brand stretching of tobacco products. There are some restrictions on tobacco sponsorship and the publicity of such sponsorship.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Pictorial health warnings are required to cover 40 percent of the main display areas parallel to the top edge of the packaging for most smoked and smokeless tobacco products. There are five different health warnings that must appear concurrently and be distributed equally across each tobacco product variation. Misleading terms such as “light” and “low tar" are prohibited on tobacco packaging, but other misleading packaging (e.g., colors, numbers and symbols) is not prohibited.  This prohibition, however, does not apply to tobacco products that already had these misleading words in their branding or trademarks.

Tobacco Taxation and Prices: The World Health Organization recommends raising tobacco excise taxes so that they account for at least 70 percent of retail prices. Tobacco excise taxes in Indonesia are well below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • No
  • Private offices
  • No
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • No
  • Public transport
  • No
  • Universities
  • No
  • Restaurants
  • No
  • Governmental facilities
  • No
  • Bars and pubs
  • No
  • Can subnational jurisdictions enact more stringent smoking restrictions?
  • Yes
Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship
  • Domestic TV and radio
  • No
  • Promotional discounts
  • Yes
  • Domestic magazines and newspapers
  • No
  • Non-tobacco products or services with tobacco brand names
  • Yes
  • Outdoor advertising
  • No
  • Tobacco products with non-tobacco brand names
  • No
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • No
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • No
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • No
  • Internet advertising
  • No
  • Publicity of sponsorships
  • No
  • Free distribution
  • Yes
Health Warnings on Smoked Tobacco Products
  • Text warnings describe health impacts
  • Yes
  • Number of published warnings at any given time
  • 5
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 40%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 40%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • No
  • Back
  • 40%
  • Health warnings on smokeless tobacco products
  • Yes
Tobacco Taxation and Price
  • PRICE OF MOST SOLD BRAND, PACK OF 20 CIGARETTES
  • TAXES ON MOST SOLD BRAND (% OF RETAIL PRICE)
  • In country currency
  • IDR
  • 26250.00
  • Total taxes
  • 59%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.82
  • Total excise
  • 49%

Sources:

SF, APS, PL: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Legal Website. Available at: www.tobaccocontrollaws.org

Tax: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2019. Available at: https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/

Last updated: October 28, 2019