Law raises smoking age and sets minimum pack size.
Six key public health organizations and allies in Thailand on Sept. 17 vowed to support the new draft of the Tobacco Control Act and called on the government and the National Legislative Assembly to push this law through in an effort to protect the country’s youth. At an academic conference held in Chiang Mai province, […]
Thai cigarette manufacturers will have to print even larger pictorial health warnings by Sept. 23, now that the Supreme Administrative Court has ruled in support of a new regulation by the Public Health Ministry, according to a report in The Nation. In line with the regulation, pictorial warnings must now cover at least 85 percent […]
The smoking room in the domestic departure area of Thailand’s Phuket International Airport is to be closed at the end of this month, but the smoking room in the international departure area will remain open, according to a story in the Phuket News. And this is a pattern that will be repeated throughout the country […]
The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) has gradually lost market share to imported cigarettes since the country lifted the tax barrier two decades ago, says director-general Torsak Chotimongkol. Local cigarettes still claim 76 percent of the market, but foreign cigarettes are likely to gain one percentage point to 25 percent by the end of this year, according to […]
Cigarette sales of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) have declined significantly as Thai smokers started rolling more of their own cigarettes in the wake of last month’s tax hike, reports The Bangkok Post. The state-owned tobacco manufacturer expects sales will gradually improve and return to normal in the coming months. Managing Director Torsak Chotimongkol said […]