Tag: Thailand

Tax revenue to help elderly

Tax revenue to help elderly

| November 17, 2017

Thailand is to earmark two percent of its revenue from alcohol and tobacco excise taxes to help its financially-impoverished senior citizens.

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Welcome to Thailand

Welcome to Thailand

| October 11, 2017

Visitors to Thailand could find their holiday extended by one year with full board provided by the state if they are caught from November smoking on one of 20 beaches.

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Warning on Thailand

Warning on Thailand

| August 17, 2017

If you’re thinking of holidaying in Thailand, remember to leave your vaping devices at home; otherwise, you could find that your ‘holiday’ is extended.

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CSR banned

CSR banned

| July 4, 2017

Thailand has raised the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barred tobacco firms from participating in CSR activities.

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Thailand investigating hemp

Thailand investigating hemp

| May 10, 2017

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly has challenged itself with developing and producing cigarettes that do not have a negative effect on health.

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Concern about TTM reforms

Concern about TTM reforms

| March 29, 2017

Anti-tobacco activists in Thailand are urging government to reconsider plans to relax its control of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly.

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Thailand sharpens tobacco law

Thailand sharpens tobacco law

| March 3, 2017

Law raises smoking age and sets minimum pack size.

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Health bodies in Thailand push for new tobacco laws

Health bodies in Thailand push for new tobacco laws

| September 18, 2015

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, […]

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Thai court approves bigger warnings

Thai court approves bigger warnings

| June 30, 2014

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 […]

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International travel broadens the options

International travel broadens the options

| May 13, 2013

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 […]

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TTM wary of decreasing market share

TTM wary of decreasing market share

| April 25, 2013

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 […]

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Tax hike hits TTM sales

Tax hike hits TTM sales

| September 21, 2012

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 […]

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