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[Asia, Thailand] PM urged to drop tobacco control bill

TOBACCO FARMER associations urged Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday to put a brake on the tobacco control bill, which is now on its way to a Cabinet meeting. The bill, if legislated, would increase the minimum age of cigarette buyers f
The Nation (th)
added Jan 14, 2015 11:03
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[Asia, Thailand] Anti-smoking camp praises e-ciggies crackdown bill

Anti-tobacco activists have praised the Public Health Ministry's efforts to amend the tobacco control act to bring e-cigarettes and baraku under its regulatory framework and raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 20.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:49
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[Thailand] Public Health Min to propose stricter anti-smoking law

Under the new tobacco control law, the definition of tobacco products will cover all kinds of things containing nicotine, including baraku, electronic baraku, and electronic cigarettes. In addition, people who can legally buy tobacco must be 20 years of a
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Dec 21, 2014 05:43
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[Thailand] Campaign launched to make Koh Tao smoke-free

Many agencies are campaigning for Koh Tao Island to be a smoke-free area in efforts to boost the island’s tourism image. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Koh Samui municipality, and the Action on Smoking and Health Foundation are pushing to mak
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:53
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[Asia, Thailand] Most small tobacco-product retailers against proposed regulations, survey finds

More than three-quarters of respondents to a Nida Poll believe that the Tobacco Consumption Control Act (TCCA) will hurt their business, Thai Tobacco Trade Association revealed yesterday. They also have a negative outlook on the country's overall econom
The Nation (th)
added Nov 10, 2014 22:01
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[Asia] LIMSTIT: Protecting Thailand from the hazards of international arbitration

Transnational tobacco companies are using BITs to sue these countries' governments, with the aim of overruling state tobacco regulations for plain packaging with graphic health warnings. If the companies win the cases, then tobacco warnings will be weaken
The Nation (th)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:58
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Thailand bans import of water pipes, electronic cigarettes

Thailand's Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighbouring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday's decisio
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2014 12:27
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[Asia, Thailand] Bangkok warns smoking in markets is illegal

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has warned smokers not to smoke in markets or to face a fine of not more than Bt2,000, said Bangkok's deputy governor Pussadee Tamtai on Wednesday.
The Nation (th)
added Oct 8, 2014 14:45
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[Asia, Europe] Thailand aids huge fake-goods seizure

Thai authorities cooperated with more than a half-dozen Asian and European countries in an operation that resulted in the seizure of more than 1.2 million forged goods and 130 million cigarettes over two weeks, the European Commission announced Monday.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 6, 2014 12:34
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[Asia, Thailand] Anti-smoking drive aimed at workers

Almost 90% of low-income workers dealt with by a people's rights association tend to smoke, struggle with debt and have a low quality of life, a study has shown. Arunee Sito, head of a Samut Prakan-based association to promote people's rights and a coor
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 3, 2014 22:20
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