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More than 1,000 secondary schools to be alcohol-free zones

More than 1,000 secondary schools to be alcohol-free zones

The Ministry of Public Health is determined to make 1,000 secondary schools across Thailand alcohol-free zones to discourage new drinkers. Deputy Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Public Health Dr.…

Alcohol sales forbidden on October 24 for end of Buddhist Lent

Alcohol sales forbidden on October 24 for end of Buddhist Lent

Sales of alcohol will be strictly prohibited this Wednesday, October 24, which marks the end of Buddhist Lent this year. Offenders will face a Bt10,000 fine and/or a six-month jail…

All the Beer Gardens Have Been Declared Illegal – Again

All the Beer Gardens Have Been Declared Illegal – Again

A top alcohol regulator said Monday his agency is suing the popular open-air beer gardens at CentralWorld Plaza for violating advertising laws. The legal action won’t stop there, said Alcohol…

Most Thais support alcohol sales ban on Buddhist holidays

Most Thais support alcohol sales ban on Buddhist holidays

A majority of Thai people support the ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks on national Buddhist holidays and at venues around educational institutions, a survey has found. The survey…

Avoid alcohol during cold weather, doctor warns

Avoid alcohol during cold weather, doctor warns

Doctors have warned against drinking alcohol during the cold weather that has already come to many parts of Thailand. Monday weather reports said the northeastern province of Buriram has chilled,…

Thailand ranked among the cheapest places to buy a beer

Thailand ranked among the cheapest places to buy a beer

A new study has ranked Thailand among the cheapest countries in the world to buy a beer. The study, carried out by UK based FX comparison site Travelex, who produced…

PM orders strict regulation on alcohol ban near schools

PM orders strict regulation on alcohol ban near schools

The Prime Minister has ordered a strict regulation on the ban of alcohol sale near education institutes, encouraging the public to inform officials if they find any violation. The Prime…

Illegal booze and cigarettes “flooding across borders” in wake of proposed tax increases

Illegal booze and cigarettes “flooding across borders” in wake of proposed tax increases

Sources have said that the cross border trade in illegal spirits and cigarettes is increasing after the announcement of changes in the way tax is calculated. Sanook.com reported that there are more…

Higher booze tax doesn’t mean higher booze tax: Tax office

Higher booze tax doesn’t mean higher booze tax: Tax office

Changes to alcohol taxes won’t leave a sour taste for consumers, tax authorities said Monday. While new alcohol tax rates have yet to be finalized, the Excise Department says don’t…

Will the price of beer, wine and spirits go up?

Will the price of beer, wine and spirits go up?

Confusion reigns as the way that tax on alcoholic beverages is set to change. The question is whether the changes will be passed onto the consumer. New ceilings on levy…

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