Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti

Ayu Swandewi is a lecturer and researcher at Udayana University, Bali, and senior project manager at the Bali Tobacco Control Initiative (BTCI). Ayu graduated with a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne in 2008.

The recent death of a 27-year-old from laryngeal cancer has highlighted the problem of youth smoking in Indonesia. As Ayu Swandewi writes, the government has much work to do to address the aggressive targeting of young people by tobacco companies.