: Theresia Hayuning W
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Why Should Production and Sale of Cigarette Be Made Illegal? According to The World Health Organization official website, in 2013 about 2 billion people around the world, including children are active smokers. This condition is certainly related to some factors, such as, lifestyle, social environment, technology, and especially production and sale of cigarette. Furthermore, focusing on production and sale of cigarette, if we take an example from Indonesia, this factor is officially the main cause of the increase towards active smokers. Let’s have a look it in detail. Based on The Tax and Expense Director, in 2013, there are 2.300 cigarette factories that they are consisted of big and small scale class production, and there are about 40 million people who are smoking. However, in 2014, this amount whether cigarette factory or the smoker increases almost 2-fold from previous year (3.800 cigarette manufactures and 52 million smokers). These data indicate that cigarette production and sale affects the increase of the smoker. Besides that, from these data we can also predict that there is a long-term bad effect for education, health, and environment side. That is way the production and sale of cigarette should be made illegal.
On the other hand, in this country, many businessmen consider that the cigarette business is one of the most profitable businesses. It provides fund which are used for building infrastructure, such as, school, hospital, and other amenities. Besides that, it has been helping and giving many chances for plenty of poor children and poor students from elementary school until college stage in order to be able to get well education. One of cigarette companies which it has been engaging in education or infrastructure is Putra Sampoerna Foundation (PSF) that it had given 50 million scholarship for Indonesia student in 2014 (http://koran.tempo.co/, Tuesday, May 30th 2014). Instead of...
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