DSCN0288Tobacco control in Indonesia has pressing in hardly from industry and community which called as pro-tobacco farmers association. They claimed if a regulation of tobacco just lack of advantages for farmers and industry what using a tobacco as primary substance (Read : cigarette). This case is regrettable, because the rights for public health from tobacco deviation has crashed with many interested. Honestly, a tobacco farmers just an object and powerless if Regulation Plan for Tobacco Control didn’t work/valid. And then, Indonesia is one only of the state in Asia has rejected ratification for FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). The government still haven’t give a seriously princip for tobacco control for nation prosperous. The cigarette cartel can play and gratified to House of Representative members with money or other gifts for counter issues ahead activist which pushing on negative effect for cigarette and tobacco deviation.

Struggle for campaign of tobacco control is not good forever. The cigarette industry very fast and found opportunity campaign with sponsorship through sports, music, fashion and bring the society to didn’t care with anti-cigarette and tobacco control campaign. They are very strongly to aim for teenages and adult and they have an acronym sign for this, like YAUS (Young Adult Urban Smokers), YAFS (Young Adult Female Smokers) and YAMS (Young Adult Male Smokers). They are succes to brainwash them with suggestion in advertise to courageous and smashed the value of life was make for better life, and look like mutineer, not as agent of change.

This is the biggest homework for us, which focus for tobacco control issues and could be give a preventive action and save our family from smoking and cigarette. We must optimistic for new trending : Life without smoke. And fact of smoker is they are known about negative effect of cigarette. But, the obstacle in this time, they didn’t have a strong motivated for stop of smoking habit. In one side, they are want to stop for smoking, but in other side, they are still have to bought and consumed a cigarette. In Indonesian idiom, this like “Jauh Panggang dari Api-A Roast have a distance from fire”. A smoker loved an argumented and still make a truth for himself and give an “antithesis” for the appaling fact on cigarette. They claimed that nicotine is not dangerous for health especially for lung and heart, commonly ail of smoker. In fact, this hesitation also an opinion Prof. Ian Hindmarch, from University of Surrey, England and argument of Sharon Boyse from Public Relation of BAT International-the bigger cigarette factory in the world for smoothing a controversion statement for negative effect of cigarette and was successfull to suggest a smokers (Read : A Giant Pack of Lies. 2011: Page.113-114).

This is our time for fight and struggle head to head with cigarette industry and taking action to give an awareness not only with petition and demonstration, but also real action starting from ourselves, our family and our society to change a mindset about cigarette and smoke. We helped smoker because they still our brother, our sister, our friend which tricked with cigarette advertise, and Indonesia not entry for cigarette emergency again.

1Contribution article for official website of CTCS :

 2Vice Director of CTCS

Mau berhenti Merokok? Bulan Ramadan Saatnya

KAMIS, 18 JUNI 2015 | 17:30 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Banda Aceh – Komunitas pengendalian tembakau, Center for Tobacco Control Studies (CTCS) Aceh, menyerukan tip kepada perokok yang ingin berhenti. Bulan Ramadan, dinyatakan sebagai waktu yang tepat untuk menghentikan kebiasaan itu.

“Muslim yang berpuasa, juga puasa merokok. Akan mudah untuk berhenti,” ujar Ainal Mardhiah, Ketua CTCS Aceh, Kamis, 18 Juni 2015.

Menurutnya, tidak merokok saat berpuasa dapat ditularkan pada malam hari setelah berbuka. Sehingga lambat-laun, rokok dapat ditinggalkan dalam kehidupan mereka yang merokok selama ini. “Jika saat berpuasa sanggup menahan, berarti saat tidak berpuasa juga akan sanggup.”

Ainal menuturkan, konsumsi rokok yang terus meningkat bukan saja mengancam kondisi kesehatan pria dewasa. Prevalensi atau angka perokok yang terus berubah juga mengancam para pelajar, termasuk di Aceh. Bulan Ramadan dapat menjadi motivasi bagi semua pihak untuk mengurangi angka perokok.

Dari data yang dipaparkan lembaga ini, Aceh sebagai provinsi dengan tingkat perokok yang relatif tinggi. Data pada Riskesdas 2007, jumlah perokok di Aceh mengalami peningkatan yakni 19 batang rokok per hari. Dan ini terus berlangsung dari tahun ke tahun.

Ironisnya, perokok di Aceh adalah laki-laki dan berusia remaja. Penelitian terhadap sejumlah remaja tahun 2012 di Banda Aceh menunjukkan salah satu alasan mereka mengkonsumsi rokok adalah sebagai sarana untuk melepas ketegangan atau stres.

Indonesia berada pada peringkat ke-5 dunia dalam hal konsumsi rokok, dari sepertiga warganya, tak kurang 65 persen pria adalah pengguna tembakau. Mereka juga berisiko tinggi mengalami penurunan kesehatan akibat penyalahgunaan tembakau.

“Regulasi yang buruk terhadap pengendalian tembakau di Indonesia sangat bertentangan dengan semangat untuk menekan angka perilaku merokok bagi masyarakat,” tambah Andi Tharsia, Wakil Ketua CTCS Aceh.

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