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[Burma/Myanmar] Smoking ban on pagodas in Mandalay

Public Health Foundation chair Dr Than Sein said that three pagodas in Mandalay will be defined as no-smoking zones to protect visitors paying homage. He was speaking on Wednesday at a workshop on establishing smoke-free areas.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 5, 2017 20:35
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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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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Meddling With Myanmar’s Government – Report

The report, by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, finds “high levels” of tobacco industry interference in Myanmar, which has been included in the annual update of ASEAN countries for the first time. The report throws light on Big Tobacco’s so
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Nov 3, 2016 14:36
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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] 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] 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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[Burma/Myanmar] 'Cigarette' sweets to be banned

Sweets shaped like cigarettes on sale in school sweet shops and elsewhere will be banned under tobacco legislation, according to the Food and Drugs Administration. The FDA said that the sweets encouraged children to smoke and could be outlawed under Sec
Eleven (mm)
added Sep 5, 2016 18:37
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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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