Health Foundation Chief Looks to Ban Smoking in Yangon

Yangon – The People’s Health Foundation is implementing a four-year plan to designate Yangon as a smoke-free city, according to foundation chairman Dr Than Sein. Speaking at the launch of a campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of passive smoking on Tuesday, Dr. Than Sein said the campaign aimed to prevent non-smokers from […]

Smoke-free campaign targets six Yangon townships

The People’s Health Foundation will conduct a anti-smoking campaign in six Yangon townships in September to raise public awareness about no-smoking zones and the dangers of smoking, a senior official of the group said. “These downtown townships must be smoke-free areas, according to the Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law and we […]

Will the cheroot tradition go up in smoke?

The industry faces many challenges. Reinvention is needed if the traditional cigarette is to survive. “I roll one thousand cheroots per day,” says 27-year-old Tin Ninlar Win as she finishes one thin cylinder and gets ready to roll another. “I started when I was thirteen”. That is a lot of Burmese cigarettes in a lifetime, […]