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Smoking banned for drivers and passengers of taxi cabs

Smoking banned for drivers and passengers of taxi cabs

The Land Transport Department and Department of Disease Control (DDC) have jointly mandated that taxi cabs be non-smoking zones, barring both drivers and passengers from smoking in the vehicles effective…

ThaiHealth poll reveals number of smokers and drinkers in decline

ThaiHealth poll reveals number of smokers and drinkers in decline

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) has found that the number of smokers and drinkers in Thailand declined over a period of five years since 2009. ThaiHealth Chairman Admiral Narong…

Thailand to mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31

Thailand to mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31

World No Tobacco Day which falls on May 31st will be celebrated in Thailand as the Ministry of Public Health is preparing for the upcoming event. Dr. Amnuay Gajeena, the…

How playing golf can help you quit smoking!

How playing golf can help you quit smoking!

Many of us wish to quit smoking but even though we are well aware of the damage it does to our health giving up the ‘fags’ fills most smokers with…

Smoking on the increase in Thailand despite public warnings

Smoking on the increase in Thailand despite public warnings

The number of smokers in Thailand is on the rise, with alarming figures such as a 21% increase from last year. Figures released on World No Tobacco Day reveal that…

Measures to deter youths from smoking

Measures to deter youths from smoking

The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to increase the minimum age of cigarette buyers in Thailand to 20 years of age, deputy government spokesman Sansern Kaewkumnerd said. Maj.Gen. Sansern…

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…

Cigarettes out but snacks allowed on Phuket beaches if waste-free

Cigarettes out but snacks allowed on Phuket beaches if waste-free

Addressing confusion stirred-up when local media reported this past week that eating was no longer allowed on Phuket beaches, Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong has clarified that eating is in fact…