Review of Evidence Series: Health and Economic Costs of Tobacco in Indonesia


Development of public policy on tobacco control at national and local levels based on current evidence is needed. Indonesia faces a challenge of Non Communicable Diseases that dominates the morbidity and mortality statistics in the last few years and threaten the community health and economic security of the country; as well as causes negative impact to the Indonesian Health System and the National Health Insurance Program.

This Review is a collaborative effort from scholars in several institutions to bring together the available information on health and economic costs from verifiable data sources, as well as from unclassified yet authentic sources, and provide a brief analysis of current country situation.

About the Author: Soewarta Kosen