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[Burma/Myanmar] Study finds all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid

A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 21, 2017 13:38
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[Burma/Myanmar] All mouth cancer patients in Myanmar use smokeless tobacco, study finds

A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk
News-Medical.net
added Nov 20, 2017 16:52
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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] High taxes, competition choke cheroot-makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:38
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[Burma/Myanmar] Medical universities review no-smoking campaign

Only five of the 16 medical universities that designated smoke-free areas in their campuses in 2016 have been successful in implementing the initiative, according to an anti-smoking advocate. Representatives of the 16 universities held a two-day worksho
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Aug 28, 2017 22:28
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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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[Burma/Myanmar] Officials consider ways to halt rise in smoking, tobacco use

Dr Thein Sein, president of the People’s Health Foundation, said that the number of smokers started to increase in 2014. “Today, young people and students are smoking. They can buy cigarettes in the market easily and cheaply”. According to a 2014 surve
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:13
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar: Smoke-free campaign

Myanmar’s Public Health Foundation says smoke-free areas will be designated in the country’s six cities this year in an attempt to build a friendly and healthy image for both domestic and international visitors. Smoke-free is a reference to cigarette smok
TTR Weekly (th)
added May 31, 2017 16:46
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar to establish smoke-free zones in six regions

the government is exerting efforts to set up smoke-free zones in public areas in six states and regions - Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions and Kayin and Shan states. For the purpose of protecting the young people from being affected by smoking
Xinhua Newswire
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Smoke-free zones to be designated in public areas

Dr Than Sein, Public Health Foundation chair, said, “We will designate smoke-free areas in public locations to prevent youths from smoking and to protect from diseases that are caused by passive smoking.” The six regions and states that will have smoke-
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 19, 2017 04:45
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