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[Burma/Myanmar] Cigaratte smoking on the rise among Myanmar students

Myanmar plans to launch seminars in schools to discourage tobacco use among students as cigarette smoking as well as tobacco chewing is on the rise, according to Department of Health. Tobacco use among students had declined to 4.9 percent in 2007 from a
Eleven (mm)
added Oct 22, 2013 14:45
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Betel Addiction Trumps Burma's Anti-Tobacco Campaign

An anti-tobacco campaign in Burma has had little effect, campaigners say, as the popularity of chewing betel nut continues to grow. “Of anywhere in Southeast Asia, Burma has the most people consuming betel quid with tobacco. More than 51 percent of the p
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added May 29, 2014 15:59
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[Burma/Myanmar] THIT: Passive smoke: an enemy to nonsmokers

In Myanmar, laws exist to protect the population from the effects of secondhand smoke but fines are weak and the laws have not been enforced. However, there is evidence that awareness of the issue is growing and senior officials within the Ministry of H
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:49
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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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[Australia, Burma/Myanmar, California] EDITORIAL: Bending to Big Tobacco

Anti-smoking organizations called the Obama administration's watered-down stance in trade talks a missed opportunity. They're correct. The ability of nations to control and restrict tobacco will become increasingly relevant as the tobacco industry uses
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Aug 24, 2013 19:51
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar seeks zero-duty access for tobacco products

Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 28, 2009 00:00
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[Africa, Asia, Burma/Myanmar, Nigeria, UK] Minister worked as spin doctor for tobacco giant that paid workers £15 a month

The employment minister, Priti Patel, was part of a team of spin doctors paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to help a tobacco giant counter negative publicity...documents, released by BAT following a legal action, show that Patel was one of seven emplo
The Observer (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:49
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[Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, China] With return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar, smoking rates on the rise

Since the return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar en masse in 2013, smoking rates have increased markedly. Tobacco control experts warn that the firms’ sophisticated strategies are likely to push more people into the clutches of addiction
Southeastern Globe (kh)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:18
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette packs to display mandatory warnings

the Ministry of Health announced that all cigarettes in the market must display pictures and messages covering at least 75 per cent of the surface area of each pack. “We will announce that this new requirement via TV, radio and [other] media will come in
Eleven (mm)
added Aug 18, 2016 20:00
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar Military Still Big Power Despite Opposition Victory

Myanmar’s military has always been a highly politicized institution. But its role extends well beyond just politics. The military has business interests in jade and ruby mines, a brewery, bus lines, tobacco, textiles and banks.
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2015 17:35
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