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Warning images and messages on alcohol bottles coming soon

A draft law is currently being pushed by the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department to have warning images and messages on bottles of alcohol as well as a draft law for a strict ban of alcoholic beverages on trains.

alcoholDr Saman Futrakul, the director of the Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee said that the draft would soon be submitted to the National Alcohol Beverage Policy Committee for consideration. The draft content includes the requirement for alcohol beverage manufacturers to put an images and a message that warns the consumer of the dangers of alcohol consumption on packaging and bottles that covers at last one quarters of the label space.

The image should picture a drunk driving accident with a warning message and the alcohol cigarette hotline number 1422 or 02-590-3342.

Failure to show the sign will incur a 100,000 baht fine and one year in jail. The raft law for the alcohol ban on trains set the punishment as six months in jail and or a 10,000 baht fine.

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