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ABC’s Nightline Investigates Philip Morris International’s Marketing to Indonesian Youth

Video: Tobacco giant questioned on Marlboro-branded kiosk steps from school

Editor
Jul 11, 2012

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In a new segment, ABC News Nightline returns to Indonesia, a playground for the tobacco industry where tobacco marketing is inescapable and kids can easily buy cigarettes right outside their schools.

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posted July 11, 2012

Australian News Program Highlights Alarming Epidemic Affecting Indonesia’s Children

Video: Eight-year old Indonesian boy has been smoking for nearly four years

Editor
Jun 21, 2012

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A new segment broadcast by Australian Broadcasting Corporation highlights the alarming tobacco epidemic affecting Indonesia's most vulnerable population — its children. The story follows an eight year old boy who has been smoking cigarettes for nearly four years and illustrates how the tobacco industry targets young smokers in Indonesia

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posted June 21, 2012

Court Upholds Key Indonesian Tobacco-Control Laws

A step forward in nation of "smoking baby" and severe epidemic

Editor
Nov 9, 2011

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Indonesia's Constitutional Court has upheld critical tobacco control related aspects of the country's 2009 Health Law, affirming that tobacco is indeed addictive and making it clear that pictorial warnings on cigarette packs are required and not just optional.

The ruling came on a challenge to the law backed by tobacco companies, which are politically powerful and have aggressively fought efforts to reduce tobacco use. The Indonesian government has lagged in implementing the law, bowing to the clout of tobacco interests.

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posted November 09, 2011

ABC’s 20/20: Philip Morris International’s Link to Indonesia’s “Mini-explosion of Smoking Babies”

Company documents show how PMI targets local brand to youth

Editor
Sep 12, 2011

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With Indonesia in the grip of what it calls an "uncontrolled tobacco epidemic," ABC’s 20/20 turns its cameras beyond the shocking images of smoking babies and schoolchildren to spotlight the role of lax government regulation and Philip Morris International’s marketing to youth.

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posted September 12, 2011

For Big Tobacco, Indonesia is the new Marlboro Country

“Sex, Lies and Cigarettes” documentary airs on Tuesday night

Editor
Jun 24, 2011

Widening its lens beyond the image of Indonesia’s infamous “smoking baby,” Current TV plans to air an hour long documentary Tuesday night that exposes the tobacco industry’s deadly expansion into Indonesia, where it is addicting a new generation and helping to create a global epidemic of deaths caused by tobacco use.  

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posted June 24, 2011

More Smoking Babies!

Tots on a train underscore need for enforcement of China’s new smoke-free rules

Editor
Apr 15, 2011

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The world was shocked last summer to see videos of an Indonesian toddler chain-smoking as part of his daily routine.

Now China has doubled the trouble: A video of two toddlers in a train car, puffing on cigarettes and blowing smoke in each other's faces, has surfaced on the Internet.

Adults nearby watch, comment and even chuckle at the kids' disturbing use of deadly tobacco.

See for yourself ...

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posted April 15, 2011

Tobacco Supporters in Indonesia Still Say It’s Not Addictive

Even the smoking baby knows better

Editor
Mar 2, 2011

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Thousands of international, scientific studies have proved the addictive power of nicotine, the essential element in tobacco products that gets people hooked and keeps them using a product that kills them.  

That arresting video of a chain-smoking Indonesian toddler that went viral on the Web last year was clear and disturbing proof that this potent drug can work its deadly grip on anyone, of any age.

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posted March 02, 2011

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