Feni went on to say that the incidence of these diseases is now starting to be detected in people aged 30-44 years. This means that the trend of morbidity from smoking involves more of the younger population. This makes Indonesia the third largest cigarette consumer in the world.
“Basic health research (riskesdas) found that tobacco use among young people aged 13-15 years has reached 33.8 percent of the total adult population aged over 15 years,” she said.
In addition to conventional cigarettes, PDPI also highlighted the dangers of using electronic cigarettes, the use of which has been on the rise in Indonesia among adults, young people and children. Feni said the potential for addiction that causes chronic disease is the same as conventional cigarettes.