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Ministry Of Public Health prohibits sales of individual cigarettes

Ministry Of Public Health prohibits sales of individual cigarettes

The Ministry of Public Health has prohibited the sales of individual cigarettes to deter youths’ access to tobacco. Department of Disease Control (DDC) Director General Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk said the Ministry…

Thai Health Poll reveals that almost no Thai smokes or drinks and most people exercise all the time

Thai Health Poll reveals that almost no Thai smokes or drinks and most people exercise all the time

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) recently reported that the number of smokers and drinkers in Thailand declined over the last five years. ThaiHealth Chairman Admiral Narong Pipattanasai said that his…

Two Cambodians return home after jail time in Thailand for arriving with too many cigarettes

Two Cambodians return home after jail time in Thailand for arriving with too many cigarettes

On Tuesday two Cambodian migrant workers were repatriated to Cambodia after spending more than a month and a half in a Thai jail for bringing too many cartons of cigarettes…

American tobacco company moves to block new tobacco law in Thailand

American tobacco company moves to block new tobacco law in Thailand

The Action on Smoking and Health Foundation Thailand (ASH Thailand) has claimed that a giant American tobacco company is trying to prevent Thailand from passing a law on tobacco control.…

New health warnings to go on packets of cigarettes

New health warnings to go on packets of cigarettes

The Public Health Ministry is set to put new warnings on packets of cigarettes having come to the conclusion that the current warnings that have been in use for three…

Anti smoking network call on the government to raise tobacco prices

Anti smoking network call on the government to raise tobacco prices

Anti smoking network chairman Somsri Paosawat said that week that his group would be calling on the government to raise the prices of tobacco and to impose a special tax…

Thai Officials Eye Shisha And E-Cigarette Tax

Thai Officials Eye Shisha And E-Cigarette Tax

Thai authorities many soon regulate and levy taxes on shisha and electric cigarettes, officials at the Ministry of Finance said. Neither product is currently registered under any Thai laws, officials…

Letter to the editor – New images on cigarette packages

Letter to the editor – New images on cigarette packages

I wondered if anybody finds the new images on cigarette packages effective in making them want to quit smoking. I enjoy a very unhealthy 20 a day habit and frankly…

Thailand OKs Bigger Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Thailand OKs Bigger Warnings on Cigarette Packs

A court in Thailand has given the go-ahead to a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 percent covered with graphic health…

Calls made to raise the tax on cigarettes while experts warn e-cigarettes are also dangerous

Calls made to raise the tax on cigarettes while experts warn e-cigarettes are also dangerous

With 12 million smokers in Thailand, health experts have pressed for tougher laws to reduce the number of smokers in the country, as well as noting that even e-cigarettes are…

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