The British Broadcasting Corporation reported on January 10 that the Indonesian Pulmonologist Association (PDPI) urgently called on the government to formulate regulations to restrict the use of vapes to prevent them from becoming a “time bomb of health problems” in the next 10 to 15 years. Professor Agus Devi Susanto, chairman of PDPI, warned that the majority of vape users in Indonesia are teenagers, and the number has increased nearly ten times since 2011.

Indonesian Ministry of Health spokesperson Sti Nadia Talmizi said that relevant regulations are currently being coordinated and regulations restricting the consumption of vapes will be included in the derivative regulations of Act No. 17 of 2023, which is planned to be completed in the near future. Nina Samidi, project manager of Indonesia’s National Tobacco Control Plan, hopes that vape regulations will be similar to traditional cigarettes, including smoke-free areas, warning pictures and advertising supervision.

Professor Agus Devi Susanto pointed out that the number of vape users in Indonesia has surged, especially among teenagers. According to the 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey, the number of vape users aged 15 and above has increased tenfold in the past decade. He told a press conference that the number of vape users in Indonesia among teenagers aged 10-18 years increased nearly tenfold between 2016 and 2018.

Indonesian youth vape users increase 10 times, medical experts issue warning

On the other hand, the Indonesian Ministry of Finance will begin taxing vapes on January 1, 2024 to provide a level playing field. Ms. Nina Samidi said that the tax policy should apply to vape oil and smoking equipment, and suggested that the tax rate should be increased by at least 20% every year, in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization. The goal of this tax policy is to ensure that products that are harmful to health or threaten health are taxed.

Indonesia is grappling with the health concerns posed by vapes, taking steps to limit their use and safeguard public health through tax policies.

The number of teenage vape users in Indonesia has increased tenfold, prompting warnings from medical experts. Adolescents are a vulnerable group who need attention and protection during their physical and mental development. Faced with this situation, as a leading vape company, Veehoo vapes is not only committed to providing high-quality products and services, but also assumes social responsibility and actively leads the healthy development of young people.

Indonesian youth vape users increase 10 times, medical experts issue warning

First, Veehoo vapes have taken a series of measures to prevent teenagers from abusing vape products. They strictly abide by laws and regulations, requiring sales channels to conduct effective age verification and ensuring that products do not fall into the hands of minors. In addition, Veehoo vapes have also strengthened supervision of product packaging and advertising to avoid using colors and images that are too attractive to teenagers. Through these measures, Veehoo vapes actively prevent minors from accessing and using vape products.

Secondly, Veehoo vapes attach great importance to youth health education and awareness raising. They actively carry out relevant social publicity activities to educate the public on the correct use of vapes and potential risks. Through the transfer of scientific knowledge, we help young people establish correct health concepts and enhance their awareness of self-protection.

In addition to the above-mentioned measures, Veehoo vapes also actively participate in the formulation of industry self-regulatory regulations and cooperate with relevant institutions to promote the healthy development of the vape industry. They are committed to improving product quality and safety, and actively participate in relevant research and data collection to work towards the formulation of reasonable guidelines.

Indonesian youth vape users increase 10 times, medical experts issue warning

To sum up, as a responsible vape company, Veehoo vapes is well aware of its social responsibilities. They use various methods to prevent teenagers from abusing vape products, strengthen youth health education and awareness, and promote the healthy development of the industry. Veehoo vapes fulfill social responsibilities with practical actions, contribute to the healthy development of teenagers, and lead the vape industry to develop in a more sustainable direction. At the same time, we also call on other vape companies to jointly assume social responsibility and take similar measures to jointly protect the health and well-being of young people. Only by working together as a whole society can we ensure the reasonable use of vapes among teenagers and create a healthier future for them.

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