Meanwhile, Dean of Faculty of Agricultural Technology UGM, Dr. Ir. Djagal Wiseso Marseno, M. Agr., disagreed if tobacco plant products are controlled or reduced. According to Djagal, many tobacco plants contain substances which need to be utilized for other products as anti-cancer and anti-oxidants.
In fact, tobacco substances can currently be used to treat lymphatic cancer. Even according to some lecturers at Faculty of Maths and Natural Sciences UGM, tobacco products are also used for perfume. "Removing tobacco is very unwise," he said.
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Responding to the draft, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Ir. Triwibowo Yuwono, Ph.D assessed that control on tobacco products does not provide any protection for tobacco farmers, though it is mentioned that farmers will be given incentives if they are willing to change crops from tobacco to other plants. "Incentives should be clear and measurable, because, as I see it, the cost is quite small," said Triwibowo.
According to Triwibowo, if there is a regulation of tobacco plants, it should encourage farmers to plant food crops or biofuel plants considering that the majority of farmers are poor. If the revenue from the tobacco will no longer obtainable, it is feared that the farmers get pressured and get poorer.
Participating also to provide inputs were Rector of UGM Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., Head of Center for Democratic Economy Studies Prof. Dr. Ir. San Afri Awang, M. Sc, and team from the Quit Tobacco Indonesia (QTI) of Faculty of Medicine UGM.