Headlines Tagged with Burma/Myanmar — 133 headlines found
With the help of Public Health Foundation which is a non-profit organization aiming for universal health care in the country, the government is exerting efforts to implement a project of establishing 20 smoke-free zones in 20 years in the former capital.
Jun 6, 2017 Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 6, 2017 16:11
Dr Thein Sein, president of the People’s Health Foundation, said that the number of smokers started to increase in 2014. “Today, young people and students are smoking. They can buy cigarettes in the market easily and cheaply”. According to a 2014 surve
Jun 5, 2017 Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:13
Myanmar’s Public Health Foundation says smoke-free areas will be designated in the country’s six cities this year in an attempt to build a friendly and healthy image for both domestic and international visitors. Smoke-free is a reference to cigarette smok
May 31, 2017 TTR Weekly (th)
added May 31, 2017 16:46
the government is exerting efforts to set up smoke-free zones in public areas in six states and regions - Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions and Kayin and Shan states. For the purpose of protecting the young people from being affected by smoking
May 24, 2017 Xinhua Newswire
added May 24, 2017 17:21
Dr Than Sein, Public Health Foundation chair, said, “We will designate smoke-free areas in public locations to prevent youths from smoking and to protect from diseases that are caused by passive smoking.” The six regions and states that will have smoke-
May 18, 2017 Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 19, 2017 04:45
Public Health Foundation chair Dr Than Sein said that three pagodas in Mandalay will be defined as no-smoking zones to protect visitors paying homage. He was speaking on Wednesday at a workshop on establishing smoke-free areas.
May 5, 2017 Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 5, 2017 20:35
It is the only country in the ASEAN region that has not committed national funds for tobacco control efforts. Strengthening tobacco control measures and allocating more resources to enforcement will send a strong message to the public and private sector
Jan 6, 2017 East Asia Forum (au)
added Jan 7, 2017 03:15
The report, by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, finds “high levels” of tobacco industry interference in Myanmar, which has been included in the annual update of ASEAN countries for the first time. The report throws light on Big Tobacco’s so
Nov 1, 2016 Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Nov 3, 2016 14:36
[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Tobacco Companies Get Extra Time to Put Graphic Health Warnings on Their Products
The deadline for cigarette companies to put gruesome images alongside health warnings on their products has been extended by six months after the tobacco industry complained it would be too difficult to recall packs without the new warnings in time.
Oct 25, 2016 Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Oct 25, 2016 13:04
After lobbying from tobacco companies, a six-month reprieve has been granted on a regulation requiring cigarette packages to carry graphic health warnings, according to a directive from the Ministry of Health and Sport.
Oct 4, 2016 Myanmar Times (mm)
added Oct 4, 2016 17:44