Tobacco Policy: Prioritize State Revenue or Public Health

Nuphanudin Nuphanudin(1*), Zakaria Zakaria(2), Muhammad Hermansyah(3), Ready Wicaksono(4), Fakhry Amin(5)

(1) Institut Agama Islam Latifah Mubarokiyah Suryalaya Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
(2) Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Indonesia
(3) Universitas Yudharta Pasuruan, Indonesia
(4) Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Balikpapan, Indonesia
(5) Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Enam Enam Kendari, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


The Indonesian government has tried to make tobacco policy fair on many fronts. This is because even though the excise tax on tobacco provides a fairly high amount of revenue for the state, at the same time, the existence of tobacco has a negative health impact on the community. This research seeks to see how tobacco policy implementation affects state revenues and public health. The method used in this study is a descriptive qualitative approach. The data used in this research comes from various research results and previous studies regarding tobacco policy in Indonesia. The results of this study then found that tobacco control policies in Indonesia always experience development every year. This is because the government needs to devise a strategy that can be fair to all parties in the short and medium term. As for the long term, the government needs to find alternative solutions to tobacco excise revenue. This is because the tobacco policy's ultimate goal is to provide welfare for the people of Indonesia

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