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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] 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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