• May 26, 2024

Myanmar plans bans

 Myanmar plans bans

Traditional tobacco products, such as cheroots, remain popular in Myanmar.

The Myanmar government is planning to ban smoking in public places in Yangon, according to a Xinhua News Agency story.

But the project seems to be modest in its ambition. With the help of the non-profit organization, the Public Health Foundation, the government is said to be making efforts to establish 20 smoke-free zones in 20 years in the former capital.

The story said that, for the purpose of protecting citizens, especially young people, from being impacted by smoke-related health problems, the authorities would set up smoke-free areas in sports arenas and stadiums, public parks, playgrounds, schools, universities, bus stops, cinemas, markets, hospitals and pagodas.