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[Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco’s Latest Target: Myanmar

“They seem to think by entering the market stealthily, they can avoid public scrutiny,” Tin Maung, Myanmar’s top tobacco control advocate, told the AP. As they do in many poorer countries, the tobacco companies are exploiting a need for economic develop
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 22, 2013 16:58
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[Burma/Myanmar, India] Tobacco consignment seized

Kangla Online (in)
added Dec 4, 2006 00:00
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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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[Burma/Myanmar] Anti-tobacco law to be upgraded with harsher punishments, fines

Though the consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products decreased in 2007 after the control of smoking law came into effect, usage subsequently increased, apparently in part because of lax enforcement, particularly with regard to the ban on selling cig
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Sep 6, 2016 15:54
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[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.
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Oct 25, 2016 13:04
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[Burma/Myanmar] Tobacco giant accused of tricks to hook children

Anti-smoking campaigners have urged the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to crack down on British American Tobacco in Burma...accused of offering “kiddie packs” of four cigarettes, promoting and selling its cigarettes near schools, sponsoring music events
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 14, 2016 13:26
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[Burma/Myanmar, Europe] Reforms could put govt at risk of arbitration suits

Efforts by the European Union to push forward with an investor-state international arbitration agreement with the Myanmar government may backfire in the form of costly arbitral suits arising from new policies implemented on the back of the country’s exped
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Mar 17, 2014 23:21
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[Burma/Myanmar] Graphic packaging amnesty granted for cigarettes

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.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Oct 4, 2016 17:44
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar reiterates ban on cigarette, liquor advertisements

Xinhua Newswire
added Oct 29, 2008 00:00
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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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