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Big Tobacco’s Latest Target: Myanmar

Strong action needed to head off tobacco epidemic

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Aug 22, 2013

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As smoking declines in many developed nations, the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting low- and middle-income countries.  The industry’s latest target: Myanmar.

As Myanmar emerges from decades of isolation and military rule and international sanctions are lifted, the Associated Press details how tobacco companies – including multinational giants British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco – are moving in as quickly as possible.  And they’re trying to do it under the radar.

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posted August 22, 2013

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