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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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[Asia, Thailand] Tobacco lobby counters high taxes

The Thai Tobacco Trade Association (TTTA) has called for excise-tax reform that increases the country's competitiveness. Tax increases will only trigger illegal products and lower the income of retailers and state revenue while the number of smokers will
The Nation (th)
added Sep 24, 2014 11:16
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Thailand] Exclude tobacco from trade talks, Seatca urges

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) has called for tobacco products to be withdrawn from current and upcoming trade and investment negotiations. Seatca requested that no special trading privileges or incentives be given to tobacco compa
Bangkok Post (th)
added Sep 22, 2014 23:21
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Thailand] TTM pinning hopes on Asean and China

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) expects higher revenue next year from its aggressive expansion into the Asean and Chinese markets. Acting managing director Daonoi Suthinipapant said TTM was revising up its sales target for next year from the earlier pro
Bangkok Post (th)
added Sep 18, 2014 15:56
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[Thailand] Huge warnings to appear on Thai packs

A law requiring the inclusion of graphic health warnings that take up 85 percent of the front and back of cigarette packs is due to come into force in Thailand on September 24, according to a National News Bureau of Thailand story.
Tobacco Reporter
added Sep 14, 2014 11:08
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[Asia, Thailand] Govt urged to raise tobacco taxes

An anti-smoking network urged the government to raise tobacco taxes and the special tax on cigarettes. In a statement released today, its chairman Somsri Paosawat said that tax hikes should work effectively in lowering tobacco consumption.
The Nation (th)
added Sep 10, 2014 14:51
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