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World in Progress: Indonesia's smoking problem

Sarah Steffen | Thomas Kruchem
April 22, 2020

Indonesian households spend almost as much on cigarettes as they do on rice. The country is now the second-largest tobacco market in the world, behind China — and even children are taking up the habit, as reporter Thomas Kruchem discovered.


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