Muhammadiyah Jihad Against Smoking

Screen Shot 2558-01-20 at 12.08.2815 January 2015: Erwin Santosa, Head of Muhammadiyah Tobacco Control Center (MTCC) and Deputy Chairman of General Public Health Assembly of  Muhammadiyah Central Leaderships, during the launch of Muhammadiyah Tobacco Control Framework (MTCF) in Jakarta, Thursday (Jan 15), said that in order to conduct jihad against cigarette, since there is no agreement about tobacco control in the government level.

Since the Indonesia Council of Ulemas (MUI) issued a fatwa declaring that cigarette is haram (religiously unlawful), several years ago, Muhammadiyah has done following actions, one of them is MTCF that is the means to promote people’s health. According to Erwin, Muhammadiyah also encourages the government to ratify the WHO FCTC and to show strong commitment about global community’s health program. By Inung/Republika Online (from: PT Tuner Media Monitoring)

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