Smoking in Indonesia
Indonesians smoke. I mean, MANY! (Maybe I should say most Indonesians?) People
smoke in public places, public transportation, and even in a small room.
If you are allergic to cigarettes, tough luck. Another bad side of this smoking
habit is that people throw cigarette butts and packs everywhere.
Most Indonesian smokers smoke clove cigrattes, called "rokok kretek".
It's sweet and lasts longer than western-type cigarettes. Popular local brands
are "Gudang Garam", "Jarum", "234", "Bentoel", "Wismilak", "Prins1p", "Lintang
Enam." It's a big industry, in Indonesia. Imported cigrattes are also available.
An example of popular imported cigarretes is Marlboro.
Unfortunately, some small kids (mostly boys) also smoke. Unlike other countries, cigarette advertising is everyhere; billboards, newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV. It's legal. Many events are sponsored by cigarette companies. (Formula-1 racing, yous should go here. You'll find it easier.)
By the way, I don't smoke. I think it's bad to our health. But, this is Indonesia. I have to tolerate it.