Myanmar (Burma)

      

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 report on Myanmar (Burma) by the World Health Organization there are currently no bans or regulations on e-cigarettes.

Although, Myanmar (Burma) has quite strict smoking bans throughout the country that are subject to substantial fines. As vaping is very uncommon in Myanmar (Burma), exhaled vapor may easily be confused for cigarette smoke which could lead to trouble from the authorities.

We suggest that you abide by current smoking laws until further information is gathered from the embassy. (Available in the tab below)

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All Laws & Regulations

Myanmar became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in most indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and on public transportation. Smoking is allowed, however, in private rooms and offices in office buildings, factories, places of lodging, public transportation terminals, trains and vessels, and restaurants. In places where smoking is allowed in private rooms and offices, smoking is also permitted in designated smoking areas, but these areas must be outside and at least ten meters away from the building entrance.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

Smoking is Restricted

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free

Residential healthcare facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free

Primary and secondary schools

Smoking is Restricted

Universities/vocational facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Shops

100% Smoke Free

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free

Restaurants

Smoking is Restricted

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

Smoking is Not Restricted

Casinos

Smoking is Not Restricted

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Smoking is Not Restricted

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

Smoking is Restricted

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free

Commercial watercraft

Smoking is Restricted

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted

Private offices

Smoking is Not Restricted

Elevators and escalators

100% Smoke Free

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/myanmar/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/mmr.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/myanmar/

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