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[Burma/Myanmar] High taxes, competition choke cheroot-makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:38
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[Burma/Myanmar] Medical universities review no-smoking campaign

Only five of the 16 medical universities that designated smoke-free areas in their campuses in 2016 have been successful in implementing the initiative, according to an anti-smoking advocate. Representatives of the 16 universities held a two-day worksho
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Aug 28, 2017 22:28
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's Yangon to ban smoking in public areas

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.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 6, 2017 16:11
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[Burma/Myanmar] Officials consider ways to halt rise in smoking, tobacco use

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
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:13
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar: Smoke-free campaign

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
TTR Weekly (th)
added May 31, 2017 16:46
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar to establish smoke-free zones in six regions

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
Xinhua Newswire
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Smoke-free zones to be designated in public areas

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-
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 19, 2017 04:45
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[Burma/Myanmar] Smoking ban on pagodas in Mandalay

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.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 5, 2017 20:35
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] ASSUNTA: Myanmar needs to stub out growing tobacco usage

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
East Asia Forum (au)
added Jan 7, 2017 03:15
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Meddling With Myanmar’s Government – Report

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
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Nov 3, 2016 14:36
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