Final Frontier: Big Tobacco Moves In on Myanmar

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Final Frontier: Big Tobacco Moves In on Myanmar

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As some of the world's biggest companies trumpet their arrival in Asia's hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It's slipping into Myanmar without fanfare.

In this impoverished nation of 60 million people emerging from a half-century of isolation and brutal military rule two years ago, awareness about the health hazards is low, tobacco controls are weakly enforced, and the anti-smoking lobby is effectively a one man act.

Reporting by Aye Aye Win, Associated Press.

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