Everywhere in the world, smoking has become a daily habits. You can meet smokers in every continents, countries, cities, villages, or maybe your own house.
Cigarettes can be bought for 1 to 2 American Dollars and it is sold everywhere in small stores on the the street or from hawkers.
In Indonesia, cigarettes are very popular too, especially the clove cigarettes which are made of tobacco and clove.
There is no warning for the danger of smoking with a big size of words on the cigarette pack, only a small size of words that tells the danger of smoking.
The cigarette sellers also do not ask how old you are, even a small kid of 5 years old is allowed to buy cigarettes from the cigarette stores on the street.
Smoking in Indonesia is very common, not only in open-air places but also in a room with AC (Air Conditioner). You can find malls and shopping centers in Indonesia that allow visitors to smoke INSIDE. You can also find many restaurants and cafes that allow visitors to smoke, and for cafes and restaurants with AC, the only thing separating the smoker and non-smoker seats is just a thin wall and an exhaust fan, so that the non-smokers won’t get the smoke pollution from the smokers
It is a common thing to see a mother holding her baby in a restaurant and the father is drinking coffee and smoking without guilt at all beside his wife. This is Indonesia.
(Here’s a video of how popular cigarette is in Indonesia)
Seeing how big the cigarette consumption in Indonesia, surely you can see the business opportunity in health services, and health equipment, right?
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