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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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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] The calm before the smoke storm

Global tobacco giant faces uphill struggle against black market as well as tougher health regulations in Myanmar.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 9, 2013 16:21
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar’s Weak Legislation a “Lucky Strike” for Foreign Tobacco Giants

Although the country ratified the WHO Framework Convention against Tobacco Control in 2004, Myanmar has failed to implement some of its guidelines – such as putting health warnings on cigarette packaging. That along with insufficient and poorly enforced
The Diplomat (jp)
added Nov 29, 2013 22:12
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[Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Sets Its Sights On Myanmar As Country Faces Internal Conflict Over Business Versus Health

Multinational tobacco companies looking for new markets are expanding into Myanmar, jeopardizing the nation’s health and the rights of some of its poorest citizens.
IBT - International Business Times
added Nov 20, 2013 15:27
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[Burma/Myanmar, China] Big tobacco eyes Myanmar market

as Myanmar opens its doors to the world after half a century of military rule, it faces a new threat: Large multinational cigarette companies looking for new markets. After years of isolation, many young people want to be as "cool" as their Western peers
Al Jazeera
added Nov 20, 2013 15:25
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