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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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[Burma/Myanmar, UK] ARCHIVE: Minister worked as spin doctor for tobacco giant that paid workers £15 a month

Priti Patel worked for PR firm Shandwick on improving BAT’s image over Burma factory, and also lobbied MEPs against EU tobacco regulations... The employment minister, Priti Patel, was part of a team of spin doctors paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to
The Observer (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 18:55
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin

But it was less than a decade ago that farmers took on opium as their main cash crop, abandoning cheroot tobacco, which is used for cigars. Continue reading the main story 300 Miles INDIA CHINA The Golden Triangle VIETNAM Bang Laem MYANMAR LAOS Bay of B
New York Times
added Jan 3, 2015 22:28
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction

shows red-stained teeth, the mark of the long-time betel user. “If you chew three continuously, it’s equal to smoking a pack of cigarettes,” ... Today there are about 600 million betel users worldwide — most of them in Asia. The WHO ranks it as the fourth
GlobalPost
added Sep 19, 2014 16:02
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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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[Burma/Myanmar] Regulators grapple with e-cigarettes

Vape City at Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel is the first shop to sell e-cigarettes in Myanmar. Opened by actress Hsu Pan Htwar just four months ago, it has quickly sparked debate over whether its products are legal and how they should be regulated in future.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jun 10, 2014 11:41
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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] London Cigarette Company to be inspected for legal breach

is required to abide by the 1/2013 notification of the MIC, which says “90 percent of their total production output must be exported.” This means that, if 10 packs are sold locally, 90 packs must be exported. The cigarette company, however, had not yet ap
Eleven (mm)
added Mar 26, 2014 10:48
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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] Campaign Pushes for Stricter Tobacco Controls in Burma

The selling of individual cigarettes can be seen everywhere from tea shops to betel nut stands and grocery stores, despite the practice being explicitly prohibited under the law. Some cigarette and cheroot packs lack health warnings or don’t meet require
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added Dec 21, 2013 07:07
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