Heated Tobacco, the Golden Boy
Monday, 17 January 2022
The government is suspected of giving privileges to electronic cigarettes issued by HM Sampoerna. Receiving excise cuts, the IQOS and HEET products enjoy a fast lane to obtain the Indonesian National Standard label.
ON Sunday afternoon, January 9, Dimas—not his real name—visited the IQOS and Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Product (HEETS) outlets in a mall in Senayan, Jakarta. With enthusiasm, he asked the shopkeeper the difference between IQOS and HEETS tobacco with conventional cigarette products.
The man at the booth then brought out IQOS, an oval-shaped heating device, and ten packs of HEETS with different flavors. Dimas inserted a tobacco stick,...
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