The government has enacted various anti-smoking measures, but the powerful tobacco lobby makes this effort half-hearted and ambivalent. Warnings are on packets, but cigarette advertising is not banned.
Observe the marketing brilliance embodied in these banners and hoardings found in Flores and Bali. The macho reality-TV adventurer is a picture of rugged determination: “Never quit!”
Almost illegible is the fine print of the official warning: “Smoking kills you”.