Urgency of Electrical Cigarette Policy by the Indonesian Government


  • Afif Syafiuddin Department of Law, Muria Kudus University, Kudus, 59327 Central Java, Indonesia
  • Nova Arjuna Saputra Department of Law, Muria Kudus University, Kudus, 59327 Central Java, Indonesia




Public policy, e-cigarette, government


Smoking is one of the most basic needs in Indonesian society, in addition to primary and secondary needs. This can be seen from the data released from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2021 as quoted by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia found the fact that cigarettes are the second-largest spending requirement of Indonesian people with lower economic rates, beating spending on production for nutritious food. Not to mention that according to the data it is said that the average Indonesian population spends Rp. 382.091.7 per month only for the needs of cigarettes. Following the development of the era, cigarettes then evolved from what was once a conventional cigarette to an e-cigarette. Not to mention the enthusiastic welcome given by young people to the presence of e-cigarettes that are a new trend in the enjoyment of cigarettes. The increase in sales value is relatively large, not excluding the possibility that taxation will also continue to increase as the rate of tax receipt from electric cigarettes in Indonesia increases. Given the situation, the government should have made a policy to determine the appropriate tariff system and tax structure so that the increase in taxes on electric cigarettes is not too drastic to affect the determination of the sale price of electronic cigarettes by the seller or retailers of the electric cigarette itself. The research method used is descriptive, with a normative juridical approach. The data used is derived from secondary data which is primary legal material that regulates legislation on Indonesian customs and is supported by secondary legal materials such as books and scientific writings of legal experts in the field of policy law.


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How to Cite

Syafiuddin, A., & Saputra, N. A. (2024). Urgency of Electrical Cigarette Policy by the Indonesian Government. ICCCM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(3), 35–39. https://doi.org/10.53797/icccmjssh.v3i3.6.2024