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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] 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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[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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[Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette packs to carry graphic health warnings

Starting September 1, health warnings and graphic pictures illustrating the dangers of tobacco will appear on all brands of cigarette and other tobacco products available in Myanmar, the government said yesterday.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Mar 1, 2016 10:05
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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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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar gears up to control tobacco products market

According to a workshop meeting on taxation of cigarettes and tobacco products, Myanmar taxes manufacturers only based on products’ factory value, resulting in tax evasion and low tax rates for duty-free factories. Myanmar’s taxation of tobacco products
Eleven (mm)
added Sep 21, 2015 20:54
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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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